Talk:How To:Do a Bare Metal Restore
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The dump that was requested is a Level 1 dump, not a level 0 dump. This can lead to confusion.
It is recommended that the dump be fetched and then copied to the client machine. This can be very expensive in terms of time and requires extra space. Also, on a bare metal recovery, you are unlikely to have sshd setup to allow root logins, making things more difficult.
I suggest as an example
client# ssh amandabackup@server cat /path/to/file | \ tar -C /path/to/client._netdrive_data.20100305104432.0 -x[z|j]f -
Note that [z|j] is to decompress the tar archive and is optional depending on gzip or bzip2 or no compression
This will move fairly rapidly and does not require double storage on the client.
Ctjctj 16:15, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
- Thanks for the feedback! Please do make the changes you've suggested, and anything else that you feel is appropriate. --Dustin 00:42, 21 June 2010 (UTC)