|| ||Damien Chrisment <damien.chrisment-AT-linbox.com>|
|| ||LRS: Optimized LVM support for system imaging|
|| ||Wed, 14 Sep 2005 15:32:19 +0200|
Linbox further improves its Linbox Rescue Server (LRS).
Thanks to the LRS , it is probably the first time ever a cloning
allows to create optimized images of systems including a LVM (Logical
Volume Manager) 1 or 2 layer.
Such feature is dedicated to Redhat, Fedora Core, Suse, Mandriva (...)
distributions users who had, until now, to create such images in "raw"
mode. This was the case with proprietary softwares, like Ghost
Enterprise or free softwares, like Partimage. Unlike raw, the
optimized mode only requires the used sectors of the disk to be
cloned. This is results in time saving for backuping/restoring and ...
less disk space used for storage.
The Libre/Free (GPL) version of the LRS supports file systems such as
Ext2, Ext3, ReiserFS, XFS and LVM v1/v2. The proprietary version adds
FAT and NTFS. Linbox will also make the code of that version open, when
the investment cost for developing the software will have been fully
amortized thanks to the selling of licenses (more here ).
As always, a self-installable ISO is available  to try new features
soon as the are available.
LinboxFAS (linbox.com ) is a French Free Software pionneer
company since 1996.
About Linbox Rescue Server (LRS)
The LRS is a tool to centralize hard disk images (like Ghost Enterprise
Server), file backups, hardware inventory, Windows PCs software
inventory, and remote access on a single server. It can be managed from
any PC through a Web-based administration interface, and disk images can
be restored using PXE boot or using a bootable CD or DVD. It supports
Ext2/3, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS, and LVM v1/v2.
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