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http://forums.opensuse.org – Hi, I am more familiar with windows so far. There I regularly use Ghost to backup my OS partition. Is there anything similar on the Linux side? I have used "dd", but this does not offer to search the file and restore dedicated files I probably have lost. I can use "tar", but it is not on a partition-level. Since the os is on /dev/sda2 and home is on /dev/sda3 I could use "tar" to backup "/" (but did not find a parameter to exclude /home). And in a second tar to backup "/home". How to restore from a tar is a second question on a running system? Can anyone give a usable description how to backup and restore a Linux? Thanks Karl-Heinz (Distributions)