JP Vossen on 28 May 2009 13:09:13 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] linux backups and bare metal restore

 > Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 06:30:30 -0400
 > From: Neill R <>

 > We take a full OS level backup of our linux systems each night. I now
 > am tasked with doing a bare metal restore.

I strongly recommend _Backup & Recovery_ (see my review:

It's an excellent book and covers bare-metal restore of Linux using open 
source tools.  I can't recall if it specifically talks about LVM issues, 
and I know it doesn't cover commercial tools as that was to be the topic 
of the next book (not yet published).

See also:, which does mention LVM though 
most of the hits are related to snapshots:

Enterprise or not, LVM or not, this book is worth it if you have 
anything to do with backups at all.  And I strongly suspect that in the 
process of working through some of the material in the book, you'll 
figure out your LVM problem, and/or come up with a suitable work-around.

Good luck,
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