Create a Bootable Backup
bizdev at pwnspeak.com
Fri Jul 9 19:18:40 UTC 2010
> I was wondering if it was possible to create a bootable backup of my
> ubuntu machine without having to boot into any special mode. I want to
> be able to make a bootable backup of my system every night. Is this
I use rsync to backup my system to a "mirror" drive. The drive is
updates every night. If at any time my main drive fails I can boot into
To create it I first installed the same version of Ubuntu on the mirror
I then booted into my normal installation, mounting the mirror.
I created a cron script to rsync all of my files from the main drive to
the mirror. You will want to ignore certain dir's. I believe those
dirs are included here:
The main idea here is to first install a fresh ubuntu on the new drive,
then syncing your current drive with the new fresh install.
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