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Backups

This paper describes how to backup and recover the system

  1. Need a USB Hard Drive
  2. Use GParted to configure
  3. Use Yum Extender to install beesu
  4. Drive layout
    1. ISO 
      1. 32GB NTFS
      2. Mine called it /dev/sdc1
      3. Readable from most any system (except MAC)
      4. Used to keep ISO files
        1. Fedora LXDE
          1. 32 BIT
          2. 64 BIT
        2. Tails Linux
        3. Puppy Linux
        4. Knoppix
      5. HOW-TO
        1. These build documents
        2. Links to important recovery sites
    2. vault
      1. BIG Linux Encrypted Partition
      2. Mine is called /dev/sdc2
      3. Thoughts on your passphrase
        1. This device will not be carried with you
          1. It will be out of your control for long periods
          2. It contains your secrets
          3. Pick a long complex passphrase that you can remember
      4. Here is how to make it
      5. More info
        1. I made my mount point /mnt/vault
        2. cryptsetup luksFormat /dev/sdc2
        3. cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sdc2 vault
        4. mkfs.ext4 /dev/mapper/vault
      6. How to open the vault
        1. cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sdc2 vault
        2. mount /dev/mapper/vault /mnt/vault
      7. How to close the vault
        1. umount /dev/mapper/vault
        2. cryptsetup luksClose /dev/mapper/vault
      8. Used to store
        1. VirtualBox Backups
        2. Scripts
        3. keys
        4. My HOST home directory
    3. How to do a backup
      1. Backing up Virtual Machines
        1. I'm using this link as a start
        2. I'm creating a script in ~/Bin called VM-bk.sh and owned by my user
        3. Here is Virtualbox's commands
        4. The script and it's versions are listed below
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