Getting Started. Hot Copy is comprised of the hcp command line utility and the R1Soft Hot Copy snapshot device driver.
|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.
|Save Important Contents of Registration E-mail:
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|
You will need to install the Hot Copy device driver using your kernel source code or kernel headers using the hcp-setup command line utility. See hcp-setup for more information.
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.
Report bugs to http://forum.r1soft.com
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