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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 "/etc/bootcd".

       -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

           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 bootcdmk2diskconf.

           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).