BACKUP your WINDOWS in LINUX
If you have enough space on your linux partition you can make a full backup of your Windows ! ( no Ghost-image needed )
And easy to restore if you ever need to. ( would not be the first time would it ? )
Here is what we do, first we have a look if we have enough space:
Look at the second number, the first is the total space, the second the used space the third is the available space on your C drive.
Then do a:
To see where there is enough space in your /home or /backup partition.
Now the fun starts :
|$ cp -p /mnt/win_c /home/bruno/backup/
( or where ever you want to save the backup )
That´s it ! Easy as pie. Backup is made, you´re safe from fatal injuries.
To restore: Delete all the files on your C partition ( do this in Linux ) and:
|$ cp -p /home/backup/win_c /mnt/
and tell it to overwrite the existing win_c if it asks you !
You can also restore just one file ( registry ) or just all the \system files.
NOTE: The -p argument preserves the time and date stamps of the files.
To save space you could also compress the files, time and date will stay in tact without any added argument:
|QUOTE (Peachy @ Forum 2003)
|Another alternative is to use tar to create a compressed image of your Windows partition:
$ tar -cvzf win_backup.tar.gz /mnt/win_c
This command will do it because the -z parameter will automatically use gzip to do the compression.
To restore you simply do "tar -xvzf win_backup.tar.gz"
-- May 22 2003 ( Revised Dec 18 2005 ) --