I recently upgraded my 250g ssd to 1tb, after cloning with redo backup, couldn’t restore the backup to my larger drive, rebuilt my system, tried making a backup with redo, it would not recognise my ssd drive. Now using dd which I have tested and works just slow. Anyone any thoughts on how to get redo to work ? I am using mint 19
is there any particular reason you want or need to use redo backup?
Thanks for posting my question.
@Tony_Dix According to my research, Redo Backup is based on partclone, as is Clonezilla btw. As shown here, partclone apparently uses its own mechanism for cloning common file system types.
dd is only used for unsupported file systems. Therefore, they are apparently not cloning the disk bit by bit, but in a different, probably more efficient way, skipping empty sectors, etc. This does not always work as expected, that is why
dd works for you and
partclone.ext4 (or whichever file system your system is using) may not work as wished for. Especially moving the
/boot parition holds the possibility of making the system unbootable, since file system level changes can change the physical location of data, which is sometimes critical for the OS to boot up correctly.
That said, it is unclear what you mean by:
Firstly welcome to our community. What I don’t understand about this, is why you don’t use Mint’s inbuilt back up tool ? There are plenty of options within it to do a complete back up everything. Admittedly it is best with just personal files from the Home Folder, but does work as I did it when I swapped from my HDD to my SSD.
Hi, with my 250g it appeared to work, but with my 1T drive it recognises the drive but non of the partitions, when I tried to restore my 250 image to my 1tb it failed reporting it was unable to write to my new drive, it created the correct partitions but would not restore, so I now use dd, Not sure if mints backup system will restore if I looses a disk. I do build my system with scripts and back up all my data separately. In my old system ( before ssd ) i could restore in under 10 mins if I messed up the os
Are you sure the 1TB one is functioning correctly? It sounds a bit like there might be something wrong with the hardware itself.
yes it functions correctly, using dd I copied my os to my old ssd without any problems, didn’t know if its something to do with a large ssd?