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heise
04-10-2014, 11:26
Sorry, those are linux commands.

Aussy
04-10-2014, 10:42
Quote Originally Posted by heise
From my signature "Windows Installation":


Adjust the commands as needed.
Whelp, maybe it'll just be easier to do a fresh install, Didn't understand much about what you posted haha. My servers run Windows 2008 standard edition.

heise
04-10-2014, 10:14
From my signature "Windows Installation":
b) Home installation
Take a Linux LiveCD and boot the Windows virtual machine from the LiveCD (e.g. ScientificLinux 6.5). IMPORTANT: Don't boot up Windows after sysprep shut down your installation. The LiveCD won't mount your HDD. You can use any Linux System and add the VirtualBox HDD to it to get the same result. Just notice that you may need to change /dev/sda accordingly.

Backup Windows installation for later use onto server 12.23.34.45
Code:

dd if=/dev/sda bs=16M | xz | ssh -p 22 root@12.23.34.45 "dd of=/root/windows.dd.xz bs=16M"

Restore Windows from 12.23.34.45 onto server with linux rescue mode 111.222.33.44
Code:

dd if=/root/windows.dd.xz bs=16M | ssh -p 22 root@111.222.33.44 "xz -d | dd of=/dev/sda bs=16M"

-p # ssh port
-root@ # user to ssh into

Copy Windows to directly to server in rescue mode
Code:

dd if=/dev/sda bs=16M | gzip -3 | ssh -p 22 root@111.222.33.44 "gzip -d | dd of=/dev/sda bs=16M"

-gzip -3 # so that you can compress datastream in realtime, on fast CPU you may use higher number
Adjust the commands as needed.

Aussy
04-10-2014, 06:02
Quote Originally Posted by heise
Because they may also be sold out.
Hm yeah, probably only logical reason.

How do I make a DD backup of a soyoustart dedicated server? In their control panel, nothing says anything about backing it up or saving to image.

Am I missing something?

heise
04-10-2014, 03:58
Because they may also be sold out.

Aussy
04-10-2014, 01:54
I don't understand,

If I can just rebuy the server after it expires, why can't I renew it? It's the exact same price, they haven't taken them down.

crowarth
03-10-2014, 21:29
Quote Originally Posted by Aussy
Can you guys let me renew this server?

Nic handle - wj47691-sys

You're still offering these servers for the same price, can you let me renew so i don't lose my data and so i don't have to rebuy it and reconfigure it all again.. would save me a lot of time.. thanks
they've always said they're not renewable .. lol

heise
03-10-2014, 17:56
Sorry, not possible, but why don't you make a dd backup of the hdd. That way rebuilding is just copying the image back?

Aussy
03-10-2014, 16:56
Can you guys let me renew this server?

Nic handle - wj47691-sys

You're still offering these servers for the same price, can you let me renew so i don't lose my data and so i don't have to rebuy it and reconfigure it all again.. would save me a lot of time.. thanks