View Full Version : [ubuntu] Creating a Backup for the new version

November 25th, 2011, 12:16 PM
Is it possible to create a backup of all my data along with installed packages and everything.
i.e. from 10.04 to what ever is the latest ubuntu? :confused:

i dont want to do a clean install again and keep on downloading stuff everytime a new version comes out. :(

heard about PartImage and sBackup

but never tried them though.
It should be like answers to questions below-
1) Did i switch over to say ... ubuntu 11.10 - yes
2) Whats the difference now - Nothing - All menus look the same(i.e. installed softwares are same/none of
them is missing but can be found using search)
3) UI and features of 11.10

i can consider if it asks do u want to upgrade installed packages.:)

November 25th, 2011, 04:10 PM
Clonezilla is one way to do it.

But really I don't know why you want to back up the OS. Just back up your data. The OS only takes 20 minutes to reinstall a new one, and your OS backup will always be out of date anyway.