Getting started with Hot Copy.
Hot Copy is comprised of the hcp command line utility and the R1Soft Hot Copy snapshot device driver.
- Download the appropriate Hot Copy installer for your Linux distribution
- Install Hot Copy using by using one of the 5 different installation packages: apt, yum, tar, .deb or .rpm
- Install the Hot Copy Linux device driver from pre-built binary package or build the device driver from source if required.
- Enjoy Hot Copy e.g. (hcp /dev/DEVICE)
Check the Linux Hot Copy System Requirements before proceeding with installation:
To use and download Hot Copy you are required to first register at: http://www.r1soft.com/tools/linux-hot-copy/
After registering you will immediately receive the download links and further instructions via e-mail.
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R1Soft provides apt, yum, tar, .deb and .rpm installation methods for both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (AMD64) architectures.
|You must be the root user to install and use Hot Copy|
To install Hot Copy with apt you will need to modify your /etc/apt/sources.list to include the R1Soft repository, and also download the R1Soft apt gpg key.
To install Hot Copy with yum you will need to create a yum repo file with the R1Soft repository information inside of it.
First you will need to create the repo file in your yum.repos.d directory. This is usually found in /etc/yum/yum.repos.d
Create a file called r1soft.repo:
Open the file with a text editor like vi or nano:
Insert the following text into the file
name=R1Soft Repository Server
To install the .tar Hot Copy package at the shell prompt type:
The Hot Copy device driver is provided as a loadable Linux kernel module. You do NOT need to re-compile your Linux kernel.
|You need to have loadable modules enabled as a feature in your kernel and this is standard on all popular Linux distributions|
If you are using the CDP 2.0 Linux Agent on this computer first unload the CDP device drive. This will fail if you have a running backup task on this Agent.
For more information see Hot Copy and CDP 2.0 Linux Agent
You can then use Hot Copy with the "hcp" command.
- Using the Hot Copy command line utility (hcp)
- Hot Copy Tips!
- Have a Kewl way to use Hot Copy? Incorporating Hot Copy into a script? Share it on the R1Soft Continuous Data Protection, Tools for Windows and Linux Community Forum!
Report bugs to http://forum.r1soft.com
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