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I have worked at a site where this was an official procedure for cloning one very important Solaris machine. The caveats are: The filesystem will be dirty if this is done while the machine is in use. You will need to quiesce the file systems if the removed RAID disc isn't to be a very blurry snapshot, and under UNIX, this generally means shutting the ...


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I would say a good backup happens much more often than once a month - but if you are ok with losing the last month of work on your server, that's up to you. Software that was actually designed to do backups have a lot of things going for them though. Off the top of my head: Automated. No chance of you forgetting to run them. Email notifications if they ...


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A lot of people tend to over-think this. Just think of these servers as if they were deployed in a colo or in a corporate datacenter. In that case, how would you back them up? Likely it would be via a "legacy" backup product (Netbackup, Amanda, BareOS, etc.) that is connected to a tape library or VTL. This is something you should consider doing for your ...


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I have seen something similar myself, although it was a few years ago. In my case it was problem memory and when copying data, there was some form of caching going on which I suspected was slowly using memory until it got to the problem memory and... boom! crashed computer. A memory test should identify this easily enough, or perhaps removing some memory ...


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I think this process would work for you to restore your backups: http://www.wbadmin.info/articles/howto-bare-metal-restores-windows-server-2008-backup.html - SBS 2011 is just a repackaged Windows Server 2008 R2. I would recommend restoring onto a different hard disk so you can extract data from the original disk if it should be neccessary.


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Since the "Windows" part is not a requirement , i dare to suggest using ZFS. IT wil run on Linux (even if performances are not stellar ... yet) or FreeBSD or IllumOS I have a very similar workflow i use for my raw photos at home, I do it with USB3 sticks but the idea is the same 1)Create a mirrored zpool #sudo zpool status zmirrusb pool: zmirrusb ...


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The one document which tries to make sense of all this is the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard; a.k.a. the FHS. It does not provide an easy straightforward answer to your question, though. There seems to be 3 options: Use /opt/tunnel and keep all files relating to the application there. Use the packaging system and package your application as a Debian ...


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Take a look at the --get-selections and --set-selections options to dpkg. You export a list of current selections using dpkg --get-selections > my-selections. In order to restore the selections you first need to run dpkg --set-selections < my-selections and then apt-get dselect-upgrade to actually install the packages. Be aware that this will only ...



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