How to recover with a full backup?

Volker Wysk post at
Sat Dec 9 19:36:02 UTC 2017

Am Samstag, 9. Dezember 2017, 15:08:46 CET schrieb Colin Law:
> On 9 December 2017 at 14:26, Volker Wysk <post at> wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > I'm making preparations for the case when I can no longer boot my machine, and I'm not able to recover with the GRUB recovery mode.
> >
> > I have a full backup, which includes the system as well as personal data.
> >
> > When I can't recover, I would install the system anew, from the Kubuntu installation ISO. Then I would unpack my backup, in some directory /backup. Now, how to get a running system again, from that? Could I just replace the top level directories with ones from the backup? Such as:
> You can use clonezilla running from a bootable image to make a
> compressed full disc image. Then to recover you can use clonezilla
> again to restore to the same disc or another disc of the same size or
> larger.

My disk is 3.6 TB large, and I'm using about 2.1 TB... I don't have a separate partition for /home, everything is in the root filesystem, except for /boot.

> In addition as Chris suggested you should make regular backups of
> important data, and occasionally move one of those offsite.

Who do you tell this! I'm quite eloberate when it comes to backups. Because, some time you *will* need one.


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