rsync recovery of system backup to different Linux computer

gldickens3 gordon at
Mon Oct 20 12:49:55 GMT 2008

I have been making off site backups of my CentOS Linux servers using rsync. 
One of my hosting companies has suddenly gone out of business and I am
unable to access the server that I was renting at that location, however, I
have a complete system backup on another Linux server at a different
location.  My question is: Is it possible for me to load that rsync backup
to another computer system that is from a different hardware manufacturer? 
That is, once I have procured a replacement system from another vendor, can
I then recover from the rsync backup that I made from the original computer
that is now unavailable.

I am very confident in both my backup and recovery rsync scripts, however, I
am uncertain if the new system would work once the rsync backup was
recovered since its a different piece of computer hardware.  FYI, the script
that I am using on my source box is:

# rsync backup of entire server to
echo "THIS SCRIPT MUST BE RUN AS user=root."
echo;echo "Executing rsync to Using key authentication
to connect..";
sync;(rsync --rsync-path "sudo rsync" -vaHxz --numeric-ids --delete / -e ssh
username at >> rsync.log 2>&1;
sync;(rsync --rsync-path "sudo rsync" -vaHxz --numeric-ids --delete /boot -e
ssh username at

I am merely trying to avoid a total system reload.  So, any tips would be


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