Full system image Linux (Xubuntu)


#1

I like to make a complete system image of Xubuntu on a external drive (in case of a disaster to put it back)
In earlier versions I use Redo Backup. It startup during the proces and I can hit the Enter button to start but nothing happens. Even in Safe Mode nothing happens.
Than I use Acronis TrueImage 2018 and that respond with: some partitions contains errors and can be imaged only sector by sector.
Do you know an alternative?


#2

Try installing, and using, “Timeshift”.


#3

Thank you for your response :slight_smile:
But what to do when computer crashed and will not boot?


#4

Make a “Live CD”, from most any Linux distro, and boot from it. You can also get the app,“Boot Repair Disk”, and use that; it is great.


#5

Timeshift is ready for such a scenario.
You just boot with your Mint CD and launch timeshift in live-mode.
Then you can recover your system with the image that you made earlier on an external device.


#6

Wow, I didn’t know that. That’s great!
So I use my bootable Xubuntu CD, startup a live session, navigate and startup TimeShift and place the system image back from my external disk to the boot drive.
Similar to Acronis- or Redo Backup.
Thank you very much.
I will seriously try to translate this in Dutch:


#7

Proprietary tools is great for “WINDOWS WORLD”
But for Linux, no very good.Make a boot pendrive
with your Xubuntu, for possible help when needs.