x86/DOS system backup via rs232?

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Thu Nov 12 16:09:57 CST 2015

On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 3:05 PM, Mouse <mouse at rodents-montreal.org> wrote:

> > As per subject line, does anyone know of any util that will back up
> > an x86 PC running some variant of DOS (MS, Compaq etc.) via rs232 to
> > a remote system?  (Linux preferable on the remote, but other options
> > exist)
> Bring up a liveCD or moral equivalent and run SLIP, then do any of many
> networked-backup variants?  SLIP at 115200 is only about 1% of a 10Mb
> Ethernet, but that may be enough to be useful, especially if you
> compress

10kb/s is about 800MB/day  (rounded down), or roughly 1CD / day.


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