View Full Version : [ubuntu] BACKUP or GHOST the installation root directory

May 19th, 2008, 04:28 AM
In windows i used to use symantec ghost to make my complete windows installation along with many essential softwares into a restorable dvd image....\

is there any such thing with Ubuntu...

because i frequently install Ubuntu in many computers ....

many of my college mates are just introduced to linux and ubuntu and hence could any one get me a suitable solution for this......

because installing and upgrading the packages is really a time consuming thing...

please help me

May 19th, 2008, 04:31 AM
Partimage (http://www.partimage.org/Main_Page)

it may be in the repos, not sure.

May 19th, 2008, 05:03 AM
Have a look at remastersys, you can make a backup of your system or a installation disc.Both can run as liveCD.

May 19th, 2008, 05:14 AM
Also Check out Clonezilla (http://www.clonezilla.org/).

May 19th, 2008, 05:44 AM
All of the ideas above are nice---but they require software to work----

Take a look at: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=35087

For a NON-software way to backup & restore all or part of your system using a simple .tar file & a very simple bit of scripting--I've been using it from when the post first came out & it works a treat!!!

I've been musing about making a cron task with this info--to just backup my /home on a weekly basis.

May 19th, 2008, 10:53 AM
I backup automatically using rsync... installation is done with an install script that installs all my preferred applications and then copy config/data files back :)