I am looking to see if anyone has tried or is willing to try and let a Linux newbie(Windows Power User) know how to create a back of mybook including system partition, files, mods, etc and excluding my personal files on PUBLIC.
Have you found a solution yet? I'm interested in the same question after having done quite a few modifications, so please let me know. Thanks!
i am preparing a feature pack to backup system files and synchronize data automatically to a USB external Drive.
if you wish to help me testing the thing before it is completely finished, tell me.
My feature pack currently does the following :
detection of USB external Drive and user interface to prevent any mistakes,
ask confirmation for formatting partitions of destination disk
Recopy all system partitions to USB drive and delete/Create the last partition to fit the size of external disk
recopy internal system partitions to external partititons
Reformat the data partition…
pb : i have not tested yet what happend when i take the USB disk and put it in the Mybook…
the remaining task that i have not done regarding system backup is the RAID commands…
Currently,my data synchro is only running using the PUBLIC Folder, i have prepared an interface to select folders that needs to be synchronized, but it is not yet taken into account
i have not started the schedule part ( i would like to be able to define time within which the data backup and system backup can occur…)
the data backup is done via rsync ( my transfer tests on my USB drive gives something like 150 GB /day…, backup uses 3,5% CPU during backup)
the status web page ( percent of done backup) is not finished, but i have the information of total Size of source folder and remaining size to be synchronized…
Have you made any progress? Yes, I would like to help you testing the pack if you still have an interest!
sorry for my unprompt reply and/or feedback to your private message about Mybook Clone Feature. I have actually not downloaded/tried it yet, since I got some other priorities and decided to just make a rsync backup to be able to restore any changes I have made, although I realise that I may get some problems to restore it if it bricks. I was now thinking of either trying out your script or making disk images according to the procedure that was used to make the original images that are available for system restore here on wikidot. To judge which solution I prefer, I tried to download your script, but it wasn't available anymore. I do not intend to make frequent backups (since I'm very happy now with all features I've added to the MBWE, I just want to be able to restore it if anything happens), so maybe the procedure to create disk images would work just fine? On the other hand, the procedure to make the rescue images is not completely straightforward, so maybe your script would simplify things? Is it still available? The last alternative I'm thinking of is to rely on the restore images for the original configuration and after a major problem use them to restore the the disk to its original status, implement the ssh and just copy back my rsync backup (which contains everything but /shares). I assume this would work, at least in theory? Since the last alternative seems to involve the least work (for now, although not when I want to restore), I would like to confirm if that seems feasible?
Hello TentuiMan ..
i am realy interested to test your solution ..,
i was must swap 3x times mybook's hdd drives after some unrecorevable errors (motor dies, broken heads, bad sectors). I was lost many data at first failure,
so i am lookin for some backup as you do :o) Now i have MBWE (fw 01.01.18) with 320GB Seagate and externaly connected some cca 200GB Seagate for tests :o) (size is really enough for me)
So if you have or want test your apps, let me know, i will be happy :)
I have already released the final version of MybookClone and it has already been used by others successfully…
In case of disk Crash, you simply have to plug the external hdd into the Mybook ! and system boots with everything ….
(the most difficult part is to open the Mybook Case … ) Please, be aware that your external disk must be a SATA disk…
Also note that the System backup is only available for Mybook I devices.
if you have a Mybook II, you can use MybookClone to sync your data to an external disk.
Making a simple Clone, with no data is 20 mn max…
Replicating the data via rsync will take about 3-4days…
The user interface allows you to schedule backups at specified times and days of week…
The email reporting feature is nearly ready now…
You will notice that the installation is only available to people who does a (small) donation …
I finally decided to provide this tool with a contribution, as i spent 2 monthes to prepare it ,
i bought a dedicated hard disk to perform the tests without impacting my production Mybook and i still keep this hard disk
unused in case i would need to perform some additional tests …