Backing up a live Linux server

andybrooke
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Hi,

we have an Asterisk server running on Centos 6.0. We want to make a backup on the entire server without the need to power it down etc. Is there a way that we can make an image of the server? Similar in the way Aronis does with windows server.

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You can use Acronis Backup and Recovery
http://www.acronis.com/backup-recovery/server-linux/

It does not require restarting server
Lots of option like
Incremental Backup
Data Transfer Speed
Backup Speed
Backup Size
Backup Size
Scheduled Tasks
Mounting image
and much more

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are there any free ones?
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for servers, i would not recommend any free software

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