Backup a live system

  • The backup plugin has a nice integration with clonezilla and it works fine. It's not a live backup as you have to boot on clonezilla (from the WebGUI !) but in return using clonezilla for restore is very safe and easy

    omv 2.x omv 3.x (testing) - AMD CPU - RAM ECC 8x4TB RAID6 + 4x3TB RAID5 - SSD 4GB for system

  • Quote from "tekkbebe"

    That is because you are selecting where to store the backup!!!


    Sry, but I'm not!


    I'm going:


    Services -> Backup -> Add


    New Window comes up.
    Here I can select:


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    Enabled
    Comment
    Source Folder
    One Filesystem only
    Target Folder


    Cron & rsync Settings
    ----------


    Under Source Folder I only can select shared folders, my System-Disk is not even visible.


    Thanks.
    CmdA

  • That is the openmediavault-rsnapshot plugin not the openmediavault-backup (which tekkbebe thought you were using because that is what this thread is kind of about). So, this is the wrong thread for that. You can't backup the system drive with the rsnapshot plugin.

    omv 5.5.13 usul | 64 bit | 5.4 proxmox kernel | omvextrasorg 5.4.2
    omv-extras.org plugins source code and issue tracker - github


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  • When you select a Volume and the click Backup, it will fill in the path. The box is read only so you can't put anything in it anyway.

    omv 5.5.13 usul | 64 bit | 5.4 proxmox kernel | omvextrasorg 5.4.2
    omv-extras.org plugins source code and issue tracker - github


    Please read this before posting a question.
    Please don't PM for support... Too many PMs!

  • I don't think there will ever be a restore that works from the GUI. Restoring by booting clonezilla is still the best way in my opinion.

    omv 5.5.13 usul | 64 bit | 5.4 proxmox kernel | omvextrasorg 5.4.2
    omv-extras.org plugins source code and issue tracker - github


    Please read this before posting a question.
    Please don't PM for support... Too many PMs!

  • I tried to backup my system with your plugin (via Clonezille) but if I chose the Clonezilla entry in the grub menu the boot process failed.
    See attached image.


    Is there anything else to do than pressing the install button in the webgui to make this method work?


    The required ISO is present in /boot


  • Code
    dpkg -l | grep grub
    ii grub-common 1.99-27+deb7u2 amd64 GRand Unified Bootloader (common files)
    ii grub-pc 1.99-27+deb7u2 amd64 GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2 (PC/BIOS version)
    ii grub-pc-bin 1.99-27+deb7u2 amd64 GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2 (PC/BIOS binaries)
    ii grub2-common 1.99-27+deb7u2 amd64 GRand Unified Bootloader (common files for version 2)


    Code
    cat /boot/grub/grub.conf
    cat: /boot/grub/grub.conf: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden [in english: file not found ]

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