Several ways, including1) Search the forums for backup/install scripts for your configs - there are several threads about this2) Use dd as mentioned, to clone the partition3) Make your own iso, using remastersys, as mentioned also4) Install and setup everything exactly as you like, then use fsarchiver to make a snapshot of the filesystem.
I would like opinions on what persons use to backup their linux systems. There is dump and restore of course. Dar, xar, fsarchiver, and perhaps the squashfs can be used for this. Which is best and worst in their various strengths and weaknesses in backing up? I do know dump uses incremental backups and fsarchiver would be good if wanting to change to anyother filesystem.
Sounds like "/dev/sda1" is your live running system. It further appears that you are running fsarchiver on the live system "/dev/sda1" to backup the live system "/dev/sda1". The result, if you use the "-A" option, will be a "dirty" backup. In other words, the data will be changing as you are backing it up.If that does not trouble
I have a quick question about the "BackUp" application that comes with Ubuntu 12.04.
I managed to set up my computer the way I like it. Now, I'd like to create a backup of my file system partition. I've research a few backup options (such as fsarchiver, partimage), but if I'm not mistaken, in order to be able to use fsarchiver I have to run it from a live cd.
Yesterday night, May 19th, François Dupoux announced version 1.5.4 of the SystemRescueCd Linux-based operating system. The new SystemRescueCd 1.5.4 includes the alternative Linux kernel 2.6.33.04 (includes altker32 and altker64), and the standard 188.8.131.52 Linux kernel. The popular Parted application for partitioning tasks was updated w...
When fsarchiver is used to restore a system to a partition of a multiboot system often the archive may have been made on a system with a different partition setup, a different number of bootable partitions, etc., etc., and, not surprisingly, grub2 can be totally and weirdly borked. I did it recently and gparted, looking at it from a live cd, claimed that 2 partitions were both mounted as /.