Require guidance for system admin on linux and backup related question
Posted on 2006-06-20
I am new user to Linux and having my datatase server as oracle 11i.I want to take the backup of usr,bin,lib,var,opt,etc(except dev ) directory which are located under the root.Before I was using windows.Now I want to copy these folders for backup.I want to copy these folders into one partition having enough space.I have a doubt that will copy these folders will make any harm to the server or not.Because in windows when we copy the system files it shows that can't copy the files is in use.Will it give similar error in linux?Or I should proceed?
The other question is that if i want to install a driver which is not part of the kernel residual module but it is inside the /usr/src/linux2.4.21-9.0.1/kernel/net/8139too.o (I know this is a residual modul,but for instance just image that it is not part of the residual module).What should I do to make this module be inserted in the /lib/2.4.21-9.0.1.EL/kernel/driver/net
Please help me
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