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SOLVED: First time user help with backup to second hdd

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:50 am
by worldwidejoe
Hello all, first, thanks for this program.

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 installation on one 320G hard drive, with a second hard drive 800G added and mounted at /disk2
I would like to backup only the first hard drive and OS, the second doesn't have anything I need to save. But I would like to put the backup file on the second hard drive.

I have booted from SystemRescueCD x86 2.1.0, but I'm not sure of the syntax of how to do this. I was thinking:

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fsarchiver savefs /disk2/backups/fsarchiver/4-28-2011.fsa --exclude=/disk2 /dev/sda1
But it seems that the mount point of /disk2 is really only relative to my Ubuntu OS and nothing else. Would it possibly be:

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fsarchiver savefs /dev/sdb1/backups/fsarchiver/4-28-2011.fsa --exclude=/disk2 /dev/sda1
Thank you for any help with setting this up, Joe.

SOLVED: Re: First time user help with backup

Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 10:20 pm
by worldwidejoe
Well, for those other complete noobs out there..

boot into the rescue cd, graphical, mount the drive you want to save the archive to, then run your command. pm, email me, whatever, if you need help.

Re: SOLVED: First time user help with backup to second hdd

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:35 am
by Jack02
I launch FSArchiver (fsarchiver savefs -j4 /mnt/SATA1/disk2.fsa /dev/sdb1), I get the message which explains that sdb1 is mounted in read-write option, and FSArchiver is stopped.

Re: SOLVED: First time user help with backup to second hdd

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:00 pm
by Lazy_Kent
Jack02 wrote:I launch FSArchiver (fsarchiver savefs -j4 /mnt/SATA1/disk2.fsa /dev/sdb1), I get the message which explains that sdb1 is mounted in read-write option, and FSArchiver is stopped.
Read 'man fsarchiver'.

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       -A, --allow-rw-mounted
              Allow  to  save  a  filesystem  which  is  mounted  in  read-write (live backup).  By default
              fsarchiver fails with an error if the partition if mounted in read-write  mode  which  allows
              modifications  to  be  done  on  the filesystem during the backup. Modifications can drive to
              inconsistencies in the backup.  Using lvm snapshots is the recommended way  to  make  backups
              since  it will provide consistency, but it is only available for filesystems which are on LVM
              logical-volumes.