Hello group,

I will appreciate it if some of you could give me some tips on backup
and restore procedure in linux.
I'm planning to consider a system backup for an application on linux
server (includes web application and also related modules written in C
and some scripts ...)

I have been told that "dump" command is a good utility to do backup and
restore but as far as I know it limits you to tape only. Right?!

1) is it possible to have it to backup on a hard drive or faster media?
if so how?

2) Is it possible to do the backup in a way save the application and
also file system such as related OS links and also permissions which
are defined already as well? (then in by restoring it the admin
wouldn't need to redefine all thing from scratch)

your help will be appreciated.