The system hard drive on my home server failed. I should have everything backed up. But it’s definitely annoying because now I need to find time to get a new hard drive (any one know of a good one that’s not likely to fail?). And while I have it backed up, I’m not entirely sure how to get from that backup to a working bootable drive. I’m thinking maybe install the os by hand and then rsync? It’s ubuntu, so I’d need all the apt package management stuff to transfer correctly. The other option is re-install everything by hand. I think the only things I had customized were apache, svn, media-wiki, backuppc, and the printer settings.
August 12, 2009