Maybe i'm missing something very fundamental, but I can't seem to find a program that will take a snapshot of my file system & let me restore it (along with all my installed programs, configs & settings, etc.) if/when my system crashes.
I've tried the following ways so far:
1) when i try to restore from a previously archived tar file, i get an error after the grub that says:
I was advised to exclude /dev & /sys. that didnt work either.
Error: no such device: (UUID of a disk)
2) when I try to restore from sbackup, it makes a small (56 KB) file in my home folder. I dont know what to do wiith this file.
3) when i try to restore from deja-dup, the screen goes blank in the middle of the restoration process. then nothing happens forever. when i reboot, the grub will have reverted to an earlier version. when i select LM13 from this outdated grub, i'll get an error that says that the kernel is missing.
4) i tried the pre-installed mint backup tool. this app will not make a successful backup. instead, it'll hang while trying to backup certain portions of /etc
Dell XPS 15,
Intel® Core™ i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz × 4
2 GB of RAM
LM13 'maya' (fresh install) dual-booted with Win 7
All i want is a simple backup technique (single user, local drive backup) that will have my system up & running with all my programs & settings (without the need of an internet connection) from scratch if/when i break it. Pls help!