Snapshot backup of linux system

The task at hand is provisioning a FC6 server, taking a snapshot backup, then restoring it.

The idea is to create a FC6 instance from CD install, just use all defaults, next, next, next, and you’ll and up with a partitioning scheme that looks like this:

/dev/sda1 /boot boot partition, ext3
/dev/sda2 VolGroup00
              LogVol00 / root partition, ext3
              LogVol01   swap partition

When you have it ready to capture, you shutdown, and boot with linux rescue. You’ll need another machine to provide NFS disk mounts. The idea is capture the backup to another server, over nfs, then restore it later.

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