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       bootcdbackup - create a bootable offline backup of a unix system


       bootcdbackup  [-i]  [-v]  [-s]  [-c <config directory>] [-url <url] [-nomount] [-2diskconf
       <file>] <dev> <name> <builddir>


       bootcdbackup creates a offline backup from a installed system. You need a  running  bootcd
       to  boot  the  system with. This CD/DVD is booted on the system and bootcdbackup creates a
       bootable CD/DVD with the bootcd kernel and the backup disk as tar-file.

       To restore or clone the system, boot the CD/DVD image and install it with  bootcd2disk  -c
       <name> on the system.

       bootcdbackup  can  try  to discover the disk partition by searching for fstab on the given
       partition. A other way to backup the partition  table  is  the  program  bootcdmk2diskconf
       which creates a configuration file on a running system.


       -i  The bootcdbackup runs in interactive mode and you can run each function manually. This
           option is useful for debugging.

       -v  The option "-v" (verbose) adds messages on running.

       -s  This option can be used to disable interactive questions and to try to ignore errors.

       -c <config directory>
           The configuration directory which includes the file  "bootcdbackup.conf",  default  is

       -url <url>
           If  bootcdbackup  is slow on your system (because of a slow CD/DVD drive or the HP ILO
           virtual CD interface), you can use an image server to get the image from.

           bootcdbackup use the SWAP partition of your upcoming system  as  temporary  space  and
           copy the image from the configured image server to this partition and use it as image.
           The image server url is configured with this option.

           The target disk should not be mounted and no search for fstab is done.

           Normally as backup tool star will be used if selinux files have to be  backed  up  and
           cpio will be used if not. With this option the usage of cpio can be forced.

           Normally  as  backup  tool star will be used if selinux files have to be backed up and
           cpio will be used if not. With this option the usage of star can be forced.

       -2diskconf <file>
           The parameter configures a bootcd2disk.conf for the restore  of  the  system  done  by
           bootcd2disk.    The   configuration   file   can   be   created   with   the   command

           Configures the device where bootcdbackup finds  the  file  "fstab"  and  discover  the
           configuration for the restore.

           The  name  of  the backup (no blanks!) is used on the creation time and to restore the
           backup with bootcd2disk -c <name>.

           Builddir is an directory on the backup system  where  bootcdbackup  build  the  backup
           CD/DVD. Space for the CD/DVD image, for compression and the data is needed!

       All other configuration has to be done in the config files.



       Configuration for bootcdbackup.


       Documentation in bootcdbackup.conf

       bootcdbackup.conf(5), bootcd(1), bootcdflopcp(1), bootcdwrite(1)


       This  manual  page  was written by Bernd Schumacher <> and Carsten
       Dinkelmann <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may  be
       used by others).