How do i mount the System Rescue Cd for Savefs?

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Chazbo
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How do i mount the System Rescue Cd for Savefs?

Post by Chazbo » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:41 pm

i want to back up my Ubuntu 8.10 Root Partition to the System Rescue Cd DVD using
fsarchiver -j2 -o -z5 savefs /mnt/backup/my_ backup_dsn.fsa /dev/sr0

but the cdrom drive is mounted ro and is in use. How do i get it mounted so i can write to it?

Many Thanks As Always,

Chazbo

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Re: How do i mount the System Rescue Cd for Savefs?

Post by admin » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:16 am

This command line can't work: you never specify the name of the device to backup. /dev/sr0 is the cdrom so fsarchiver will try to backup the cdrom to the file in /mnt/backup, but it will fail because it does not support cdrom filesystems.

You have to identify the name of the device where ubuntu is installed (run "fsarchiver probe simple" or "mount" with no argument), and then you have to provide this device name instead of /dev/sr0. The best method to burn the fsarchiver image is to first save it to the disk (/mnt/backup for instance) and then burn it to a DVD using XFBurn/NeroLinux/k3b...

You can also try that to write to a mounted DVD directly:
http://www.sysresccd.org/Sysresccd-manu ... ounting_it

Chazbo
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Re: How do i mount the System Rescue Cd for Savefs?

Post by Chazbo » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:20 pm

THANK YOU Very Much for your quick and accurate reply! All is Well!

One suggestion. Please consider removing the semi colons from the online documentation for Fsarchiver command options, such as "z #:". To me they are very confusing, since the : is not actually used in a command.

Have a Great Day,

Chazbo

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