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June 6th, 2008, 05:01 AM
hi! i'm not a totally linux/ubuntu newbie, having used it lightly in years.
i'm plannning to master this OS now. :guitar:

just wanna know, how can i back-up my whole system (most importantly, the installed applications), possibly in a dvd? then, i may want to use the back-up for reinstalling it (in case of crash, reformat, etc).

why? i may want to continue using my now-installed system even though i don't have an internet connection. i notice that the most-used apps are only available on-line and are not in the install cd, say VLC. correct me pls. if i'm wrong. :)

hope anyone can help! thanks a lot!

you can email me at eeroxasjr@gmail.com or jay11illidan@yahoo.com if it won't be a bother. :)

June 6th, 2008, 05:27 AM
partimage will create a bit by bit copy of your entire drive. More like a Restore point than a backup really. There is also the dd command which does bit by bit copy.

I am not sure if thats what you are looking for though

June 6th, 2008, 05:44 AM
You can use partimage to backup your whole instalation.

try this.


to make a package cd like what you have for windows software collection you can use Apt on cd.

You can install that by typing this on terminal

sudo apt-get install aptoncd

Try this one if you dont have internet connection to install all the above.


for any help you can mail me.

June 6th, 2008, 07:04 AM
I think you might be happy with QuickStart. It'll do back-ups in TAR and Partimage; whichever you want. You can also setup a sync or scheduled back-up.

See my signature below and good luck.

June 8th, 2008, 10:01 PM
take a look at linbaku in my sig, it backs up your entire system to a tar archive

hope that helps,