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Linux Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition by Daniel J. Barrett

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Backups and Remote Storage

dump

Write a disk partition to a backup medium.

restore

Restore the results of a dump.

cdrecord

Burn a CD, DVD, or Blu-ray disc.

rsync

Mirror a set of files onto another device or host.

mt

Control a tape drive.

There are various way to back up your precious Linux files:

  • Copy them to a backup medium, such as an external hard drive.

  • Burn them onto a writeable CD, DVD, or Blu-ray disc.

  • Mirror them to a remote machine.

We aren’t presenting every available Linux command for backups. Some users prefer cpio, and for low-level disk copies, dd is invaluable. See the manpages for these programs if you are interested in them.

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