Hi Flavio,

If I am honest, I only back up critical files on the system (/boot, /lib/modules, /home, /root, /etc, /usr/local, etc) using backuppc, because I can regenerate a Debian base install without packages in about 15 minutes, and with a relatively small package list like is generally on a firewall, I can do an apt-get dselect install from the previous package list in about the same amount of time as a restore. YMMV, of course, but one side benefit is that I get a fresh machine out of the deal.

I've really had pretty good experience with a variety of boxes doing it this way, but it all has to do with your needs.


On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 2:54 PM, Boniforti Flavio <flavio@piramide.ch> wrote:
Hello people.

I need to back up my Debian server, which mainly acts as a gateway (iptables) and proxy (squid). I’d like to back it up in a way that should enable me to recover the whole system onto a new harddisk drive, if the actual one would fail.
Is backupPC right for this purpose, or would it be better to take some sort of “snapshots” with some other software/tool?

Many thanks in advance.

Flavio Boniforti

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