This is the method I would recommend.

 

I have BackupPC running on a dedicated machine using a 1 tb hard drive w/ 538gb used.

 

I shutdown the BackupPC server, reboot using Clonezilla, image the drive, reboot

 

@ 538gb it takes just over 4 hours to complete the process. Being this is a dedicated machine, I take it down in the am, back it up and return it to service. Normally, I do not run backups during the day so to not slow down my end users.

 

FWIW,

 

Richard

 

 


From: Timothy J Massey [mailto:tmassey@obscorp.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2012 11:38 AM
To: General list for user discussion,questions and support
Subject: Re: [BackupPC-users] Any procedure for using 2 external harddrives

 

"Tyler J. Wagner" <tyler@tolaris.com> wrote on 10/25/2012 09:14:47 AM:

2) Exporting a single copy of a specific backup to a removable destination and moving that off-site.  (Option 2 above).  A variation of this would be to make the destination for the archive a remote filesystem already off-site, and there is no physical movement at all.