Backup your Linux partition

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Backup your Linux partition

Post by xeno74 »

Hi All,

You can create an img from the Linux partition with dd directly.

For example:

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dd if=/dev/sdb1 of=~/ubuntu_MATE_17.04.img
(from another booted Linux system)

If your partition is too big then it is possible to create an img with dd in the size of your used part of the partition and format it. After that mount it and rsync the files to this mounted img.
  1. Boot your Linux system for example ubuntu MATE 17.04
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    dd if=/dev/zero of=ubuntu_MATE_17.04.img count=20000 bs=1M
    (20G image)
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    mkfs.ext4 ubuntu_MATE_17.04.img
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    tune2fs -c0 -i0 ubuntu_MATE_17.04.img
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    sudo mount ubuntu_MATE_17.04.img /mnt/
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    sudo rsync --stats --progress --numeric-ids -axAhHSP  / /mnt/ --exclude=/dev --exclude=/proc --exclude=/sys --exclude=/tmp --exclude=/mnt --exclude=/media
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    sudo mkdir /mnt/tmp /mnt/sys /mnt/proc /mnt/dev /mnt/media
Good luck!


Running Linux on AmigaONEs can require some tinkering.
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