Who Needs Time Machine with "Back in Time"

FAIL (the browser should render some flash content, not this).

Download in .ogv format

Comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Bare Metal Recovery

Anonymous's picture

Any open-source recommendations for Bare-Metal recovery? I'm familiar with HP's ignite, and IBM's MKSYSB for their unix variants, but I'm not aware of a native tool or open-source tool.

Windows restore point does

Anonymous's picture

Windows restore point does not even touch your user files and is basically an emergency tool when you get a virus or a driver blows the world up. Restore point does not = backup. This is truly a backup and since all your settings are stored in dot files in your home directly, your settings are backed up. In other words you write over a document on accident, just recover from an hour ago. This was so fast it almost seemed like it is using lvm tricks.

Ehh..

Anonymous's picture

Did I see this correctly? Did he just configure the app to save snapshots of the user directory (which includes the documents directory) in the documents directory? Or am I missing something here?

Yes, but

Shawn Powers's picture

I did save to a Documents folder, but for me that's an NFS mounted server. Also, you can back up to a local folder inside the snapshot area, you just tell it not to back up the backup files. :)

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

ehh

ompaul's picture

sudo apt-get install foo might be better
hehe
I take it the real gag is "who needs backups"!

Nice....

Anonymous's picture

it seems nice but it isn't going to save the setting and backup files like "windows restore point"
????

tell it to? so hard, check

cwrinn's picture

tell it to? so hard, check /etc for settings backup, check /var/log for log files. Damn, this is too difficult, I demand refund! :O

Webinar
One Click, Universal Protection: Implementing Centralized Security Policies on Linux Systems

As Linux continues to play an ever increasing role in corporate data centers and institutions, ensuring the integrity and protection of these systems must be a priority. With 60% of the world's websites and an increasing share of organization's mission-critical workloads running on Linux, failing to stop malware and other advanced threats on Linux can increasingly impact an organization's reputation and bottom line.

Learn More

Sponsored by Bit9

Webinar
Linux Backup and Recovery Webinar

Most companies incorporate backup procedures for critical data, which can be restored quickly if a loss occurs. However, fewer companies are prepared for catastrophic system failures, in which they lose all data, the entire operating system, applications, settings, patches and more, reducing their system(s) to “bare metal.” After all, before data can be restored to a system, there must be a system to restore it to.

In this one hour webinar, learn how to enhance your existing backup strategies for better disaster recovery preparedness using Storix System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin), a highly flexible bare-metal recovery solution for UNIX and Linux systems.

Learn More

Sponsored by Storix