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:
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
# rpm -i latest-hotcopy-x32.rpm
# rpm -i latest-hotcopy-x64.rpm
# dpkg -i latest-hotcopy-x32.deb
To install the .tar Hot Copy package at the shell prompt type:
tar -xvf r1soft-hotcopy.tar --directory /
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.
# rmmod backupdriver
For more information see Hot Copy and CDP 2.0 Linux Agent
Pre-Built Binary Compatible Hot Copy Kernel Modules
R1Soft provides pre-compiled binary compatible loadable Linux kernel modules for the Hot Copy device driver supporting popular Linux distributions.
These modules are available in RPM and .deb packages and Yum and APT repositories. R1Soft spiders popular Linux distribution download repositories for the latest kernel updates and automatically compiles and tests binary kernel module builds. New packages with the latest kernels are released daily. The download links are available in the Hot Copy registration e-mail.
To check if a binary compatible Hot Copy driver is available check for your system's running kernel's /proc/version (# cat /proc/version) string at http://www.r1soft.com/distros
Install Hot Copy Kernel Module from Kernel Source or Devel Headers
If we don't have a binary compatible module for your kernel version 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.
# rpm -i latest-kernel-modules-x32.rpm
# rpm -i latest-kernel-modules-x64.rpm
# dpkg -i latest-kernel-modules-x32.deb
# dpkg -i latest-kernel-modules-x64.deb
You can then use Hot Copy with the "hcp" command.
# hcp /dev/DEVICE
Report bugs to http://forum.r1soft.com
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