Best Application to Backup / Restore Entire Ubuntu System ?

Jozsef jzfk9 at
Sat Jan 2 20:06:41 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-01-02 at 19:35 +0000, user1 wrote:
> > i want an application that is
> > best in the linux world that does backup / restore.
> I usually have my ubuntu on one partition of 30 gb
> I always make backup of my partitions using puppy and the dd command - 
> puppy also have the gparted program installed.
> I would use a puppy live cd for the dd operations, because it has a very 
> easy to use interface (I find), and is very fast, also check 
> out to see some screenshots of puppy
> That is, you would have to download a puppy iso image (big file) and burn 
> it into a live cd (I use k3b)
> Download from here:
> Seen from puppy, in order to backup partition 1:
> dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/mnt/sdb1/backup1.img
> /dev/sda1 is partition 1 of the first harddisk
> backup1.img is a file containing the backup'ed partition, you could call 
> it something else.
> In order to restore backup1.img onto partition 1:
> dd if=/mnt/sdb1/backup1.img of=/dev/sda1
> My partition size for my ubuntu is 30 gb, and takes about 30 minutes to 
> backup/restore - and dd really does not care what filesystems you have on 
> the partition, in a way it clones the partition.
> You could even backup the whole harddisk (/dev/sda), but if the harddisk 
> is big it could take a fairly long time - but dd really is easy to use I 
> find.
> See also "man dd"

Same question: did you ever try to restore such kind of backups with


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