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    Lightbulb Whole system backup like windows image?

    I was thinking, Is any way to create whole system backup like windows image? Example my OS crashed, is there any way to make a backup? with all installed programs so that I can restore the whole system?
    Nothing important, just asking

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    Re: Whole system backup like windows image?

    You can use clonezilla.

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    Re: Whole system backup like windows image?

    One of the easiest to use is the CLI program dd. The basic use is:
    dd if=<input file or drive> of=<output file or drive>
    For instance, if I wanted to make an image of my operating system, which is on the first partition of the first drive, directed to a file on another drive (which is the second partion of the first drive), I would type:
    dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sda2/os.iso
    This will create an image file that I can mount if I want to - to copy files from it, for instance. Or I can reverse the command and return that image to the original partition. The second partition has to have enough space for the image file.

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    Re: Whole system backup like windows image?

    Quote Originally Posted by HermanAB View Post
    You can use clonezilla.
    Works great

    http://clonezilla.org/


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    Re: Whole system backup like windows image?

    +1 for Clonezilla. Use it all the time to do image backups. Little tricky to use, as unlike other imaging solutions, you have to enter the DESTINATION first, not the SOURCE. If you check their website, they also have instructions for copying the ISO to your install so you can boot using the ISO, negating you having to boot from CD or USB to do a backup.
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