This week on The Linux Action Show!
It’s top 4 ACTION ways to backup data under Linux, then we’ve got some leaked details about Nokia’s up-coming premier MeeGo device, does it blow us away? Stay tuned to find out!
PLUS – We take Slashdot to SCHOOL!
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This week’s show notes:
- Syncs with rich web client (and Win/Mac/iPhone/iPad/Android apps)
- Will be powering Chris’ & Jeremy’s brain for the next week +
- Results will be discussed on Jupiter@Nite Monday August 31st
This Week’s News:
- First step to Android video chat?
- Google claims it took quite a bit of changes to work with Pulse Audio
- The prototype, built in Finland, is said to have an entirely metallic construction
- A couple more pictures here.
- Even more p0r… err.. Pics here.
- The attack allows a (unpriviliged) user process that has access to the X server (so, any GUI application) to unconditionally escalate to root.
- It doesn’t take advantage of any bug in the X server!
- Been an issue since Kernel 2.6 was released October 8th 2003
Root Privileges Through Linux Kernel Bug (Same story, different angle. Slashdot claims they are not related, despite the fact that they are.)
- More of a conceptual issue.
- The problem is in the memory management area of Linux allows local attackers to execute code at root level.
- SUSE maintainer Andrea Arcangeli provided a fix for the problem in September 2004
- Great UI
- Supports multiple OSes
- Remote backup support
- Image backup support (not positive on this)
- Mondo Rescue
- Backs up your GNU/Linux server or workstation to tape, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R[W], DVD+R[W], NFS or hard disk partition.
- Allows you to restore your computer from bare metal.
- It supports adjustments in disk geometry, including migration from non-RAID to RAID.
- Back in Time
- Inspired from “flyback project” and “TimeVault”.
- Keep in mind that Back In Time is just a GUI. The real magic is done by rsync (take snapshots and restore), diff (check if somethind changed) and cp (make hardlinks).
- A new snapshot is created only if something changed since the last snapshot (if any).
Chris’ favorite for a network: BackupPC
Not sure what you should be backing up? Read this article.