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Performing Disaster recovery on linux machine

Created: 19 Apr 2013 • Updated: 27 Apr 2013 | 3 comments
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Hi all,

How can I perform disaster recovery on linux operating system?
Since SDR only supported for windows OS.

What I want to do is to completely restore the whole machine when the machine failed to boot up.
Is this possible? I'm using backup exec 2012 by the way.

Reply will be appreciated, thank you!

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Sush...'s picture

Hello Neaja,

Use the Linux Agent to back up user data and configuration files. However, because of the lack of open file handling support, Symantec does not recommend the Linux Agent as a complete system for disaster recovery.

Please refer to the following technote which gives this information

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO74430 : Best practices for Backup Exec 2012 Agent for Linux

Thanks,

-Sush...

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neaja's picture

Hi Sush,

So I Can't perform a complete restore on linux machine? meaning I need to reinstall the server manually and restoring the file little by little?

Thanks for your reply!

Sush...'s picture

Yes. Backup Exec does not protect the complete Linux Operating System. It just protects the files and folders (directories) on the volumes.

So you will have to re-install the Linux OS and then restore the Linux volumes that are backed up.

Thanks,

-Sush...

Hope this piece of Information Helps you... and if it does then mark this response as Solution....!!!

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