[Mimedefang] Disk imaging software

Ashley M. Kirchner ashley at pcraft.com
Wed Jul 28 11:29:58 EDT 2004


WBrown at e1b.org wrote:

>I am about to upgrade my mail filters and I would like a quick way to 
>revert back to the previous environement. 
>
>Is there anything else I should look at?  What are you folks using to 
>prepare for bare metal recovery or quick recovery of an upgrade gone 
>wrong?
>
    Personally, I run an rsync incremental backup every night across 13 
different machines, and they all backup to a central server.  When 
things go wrong, or I upgrade a system (by means of reformatting a 
drive,) all I have to do is mount the NFS backup, and copy all my config 
files back and reboot.

    However, this assumes that you're willing to re-install the OS from 
scratch.  If all you're doing is upgrade your mail filters, I'd say just 
copy them elsewhere, do your upgrade and see if it works.  If it 
doesn't, just copy your good filters back in place and go from there.

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