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Linux System Restore

hi! i want to ask if theres a linux distro have a System Restore like Windows? THANK YOU....

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  • mfillpotmfillpot Posts: 2,180
    It depend what system restore functionality you are looking for.

    if you want a recovery disk you can use boot to fix issues, then that is possible from any linux based live disk.

    If you want a backup feature, then there are several options, a vague google search should point you to many options, but a few are listed at http://www.junauza.com/2009/01/7-best-freeopen-source-backup-software.html
  • mpalmerukmpalmeruk Posts: 26
    Hi,

    you could take a look at bolting NILFS into the distro you are using:

    http://www.nilfs.org/en/

    Its a constantly journalling filesystem, so lets you restore files you have accidentally deleted.
  • ok Thank you for giving idea :)
  • asedtasedt Posts: 96
    haliparotin wrote:
    hi! i want to ask if theres a linux distro have a System Restore like Windows? THANK YOU....

    You talk about this kind of system restore: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_Restore ?

    First hit on Google says NO :
    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-general-1/is-there-a-system-restore-for-linux-what-do-you-do-when-the-system-act-badly-704829/

    There is other tools for backups such as dump / restore etc.
  • marcmarc Posts: 647
    First hit on Google says NO :

    Dude, that's plain *WRONG*

    A system restore in linux is as easy as:

    Create "mount point":
    tar cvvf backup.tar /
    

    Restore:
    tar xvf backup.tar
    

    You just need to do that from a livecd and you are ready to go with a *real* "mount point" working.

    That's obviously "killing flies with bazookas" but it *is* a system restore ;)

    From there you can think of different solutions to your needs.

    Regards
  • asedtasedt Posts: 96
    marc wrote:
    First hit on Google says NO :

    Dude, that's plain *WRONG*
    ....

    You got me wrong there, I did not say that there is no system restore in Linux. I did say that there is no system restore that is like the one in Windows in Linux. (And I absolutely not saying that this is something that is missing in Linux or that the Windows system restore is better in any way). Sorry for that.
  • marcmarc Posts: 647
    @Aron:

    My apologies, I was rude.

    Sorry for that
  • woboylewoboyle Posts: 501
    Windows restore really doesn't work, in my experience. The only way to "restore" a system, is to have a bit image backup of the system drive. That will allow you to restore the OS to a known-good-image, be it Windows or Linux.
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