Category: Disaster Recovery

  • Clone Hard Drive to External USB Drive via CLI

    No matter what OS you’re cloning, using “dd” via command line will still work.  I personally tested while cloning a 1TB Ubuntu hard drive to a fancy new 1TB SSD. Backstory: I purchased a new Dell 7737 laptop with a 1TB hybrid drive, which turned out to be slower than watching paint dry compared to the old SSD I’d been […]

  • Backup files from Linux to a Windows server

    Ok, this may be my last disaster recovery and backup blog for a long time. As you can probably tell from the title this blog entry is all about keeping backup strategies as cheap as possible. My strategy is to backup all of my Windows and Linux servers to one central Windows server that is […]

  • Linux backup using CRON to local directory

    As many have pointed out I am on a backup and disaster recovery kick lately. Some would say that it is about time, others are simply glad to see that data is now being backed up. I have found that it is easiest to zip up files on a local machine prior to moving them […]