[ILUG] Installing lilo on another disk.
colmmacc at redbrick.dcu.ie
Tue Jul 30 15:53:37 IST 2002
On Tue, Jul 30, 2002 at 03:47:40PM +0100, Niall O Broin wrote:
> I'm installing warm standby disks on a number of boxes. These disks will be
> the same size (sometimes bigger) than the main disk. The idea is that every
> night I'll rsync the partitions on the main disk to the standby disk so that
> in the case of disaster, the first port of call, before the tapes, is the
> standby disk. (We did consider running Linux md RAID on the disks but RAID
> gives you no protection against slips of the finger)
actually, on a related note, has anyone tried snapfs ?
> Unfortunately suck and it and see is rather tricky - the machines concerned
> are not to hand.
just keep root as hda, you can change boot all you want, that's
where it will get written when you run lilo from the prompt.
just have a sane lilo.conf (with root=/dev/hda) and use lilo -b
to write to different devices.
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