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Mow
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:15 pm    Post subject: Ghost 4 Linux Reply with quote

This application will save your life! If you have 2 PC's and some disk space I HIGHLY recommend this application. I had just finished loading Gentoo and emerging everything when I decided to try this out ........... basically what you do is compress your hard drve then copy it up to an FTP server ......... well I had just finished that and the next day my Gentoo hard drive crashed (I'm dual booting with XPee ) so I bought a new drive ... booted off of the CD iso and installed my Gentoo "image" and I was back up and running within 30 minutes ........ Everything was where it was supposed to be and just like I had left it ........

I have lost the URL as to where I got it but google for Ghost 4 Linux and you'll find it.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hang on, where does this ghost program come into it? seems to me like you compress the whole drive into one file, then copy it onto some other comp, then extract it onto the other disc...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if you need the data compressed, you can use tar on your /, and if you need the entire drive, you can use:
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dd if=/dev/hdx of=file

I have not used this for a while, so I cannot remember how to compress with dd, but google should help you out with that.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Essentially you're imaging your disk ... compressing that image and that is the file that gets extracted back on to your drive.

While it's not a TRUE ghost it's a very effective backup utility.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The same can be done with partimage :)

Or - as said above - dd it and then pipe it into bzip2.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I know but partimage gave me issues ...... this program just cuts the fat out and makes it all in one nice easy interface.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always been fond of tar, personally. :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeighborhoodGullwings wrote:
I've always been fond of tar, personally. :lol:


Yea, everything everyone said is valid also. the nice thing about Ghost4Linux (I use G4U, ghost4unix, myself) is that it's basically a self contained distribution that is designed for nothing more than data replication.

It boots quick, keeps it read-only, is designed to put it to another server via ftp or other form, and that's it. Very sleek.

I haven't used Ghost4Linux, but it's along the same basis.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:43 am    Post subject: Where is it Reply with quote

It seems that the projects home server: http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/
It currently offline, can you post a link to the software

If not send me a message, and I will let you upload it somewhere :-)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:55 am    Post subject: Re: Where is it Reply with quote

GeoffOs wrote:
It seems that the projects home server: http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/
It currently offline, can you post a link to the software

If not send me a message, and I will let you upload it somewhere :-)


Alright, I put it up temporarily on https://www.dollarbang.org/iso

it's only 1.6M in size :D
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 10:24 am    Post subject: Cheers Reply with quote

Got that thanks, not sure if you want to know, but Firefox reckons your certificate is invalid
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 4:54 am    Post subject: Re: Cheers Reply with quote

GeoffOs wrote:
Got that thanks, not sure if you want to know, but Firefox reckons your certificate is invalid


Yep.. it's because I'm too cheap to buy one.
It's a personal apache server, and Cox cable doesn't allow port 80 through, but allows 443 (ssl) through. I have a localhost certificate setup.

But, on that note, I've moved it into my providers webspace, in case it's inaccessible in the future.
http://members.cox.net/arkane/iso/g4u-image.iso
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