Thanks it worked great for me! One thing that you'll have to do is to modify your grub or grub2 after you restore. Fast and easy way to back up or migrate to another machine.Hi all,
Here is a shell I have put together from this post. I am not a guru on shell scripts this was put together with the help of google search .
Feel free to comment and/or change it.
I saved it as backupAndRestore.sh and you can run it as follows
Code:#!/bin/bash S1='b' S2='y' echo "Please enter b for backup or r for restore:" read action if [ $action = $S1 ]; then echo "These Directories will be excluded:" echo -e "\033[1m\033[32m /proc /lost+found */backup.tgz /mnt /sys /dev" echo -e "\033[0m" echo "To chance these values edit this shell" echo "continue (y/n):" read action if [ $action = $S2 ]; then echo "Backing up PC ~ timestamp " ;date tar cpzf backup.tgz --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+found --exclude=*/backup.tgz --exclude=/mnt --exclude=/sys / fi else echo -e "\033[1m\033[31mWARNING: this will overwrite every single file on your partition with the one in the archive!" echo -e "\033[0m" echo "Please enter name and location of the archive to restore:" read fileName echo "You are about to restore $fileName do you want to continue?(y/n)" read action echo -e "\033[1m\033[47mJust sit back and watch the fireworks.This might take a while. When it is done, you have a fully restored Ubuntu system!" sleep 5 echo "start" if [ $action = $S2 ]; then tar xvpfz $fileName -C / echo "Creating excluded directories" #Just to make sure that all excluded directories are re-created mkdir /proc mkdir /lost+found mkdir /mnt mkdir /sys fi fi echo -e "\033[0m"