Its an very old tried and tested utility, What It gives me are incremental backups and backups which span media. Also I don't have to copy its output into one place to restore. My situation is - my father lives in a remote location. I want to have a base backup at his location and to transfer small increments over the internet to where I can manage them. (He isn't computer literate.) I've got LVM2 on the target system so backing up via snapshots is reliable. Puppy gives me a USB bootable system that he can boot with for me to remote login and rebuild a crashed system. Sort of belt and braces approach. Trying to ask a non-literate person to find the enter key over the phone is frustrating!
Should I be looking to get the source and compile it from scratch?
I hunted around and found dump on sourceforge here.. I packaged the two commands - dump and restore - as a PET. It appears to work in Lupu. However in Quirky, it also needs libselinux, so I packaged it separately.
What OS is on the target system? This seems like a lot of work just to restore a damaged Puppy setup.
The target OS is Ubuntu. 2.6.32 running on a netbook. I've set it up so usb puppy reverse tunnells through an eth0 connection to my server so I can restore a botched hard disk. I am protecting against a Ubuntu upgrade freezing the machine. I've been using ubuntu for years and once had an obscure graphics card it didn't like. I can update it with abandon knowing puppy will rescue me.
Thanks for the pet's I'm using puppy Lupu so thats a bonus.
Wow - just downloaded your pet. Looks fantastic. Thanks again