[xubuntu-users] Backup and restore to larger hard disk

Drmgiver drmgiver at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 19:23:11 UTC 2011


I tend to use Back In Time.  I like it, and it does what I need it to.  
Give it a try. :)

Justin

On 12/02/2011 12:54 PM, Marc Smith wrote:
> It depends on how you understand complexity.
>
> dd if=/dev/sda1 bs=32M | gzip>  backup.gz
>
> ... doesn't seem to be complexed at all in CLI terms, but GUI ... well,
> that's a whole different story.
>
> I find myself using CLI for backup purposes just because it's simplier
> and totally universal across almost every platform I can think of [DD
> runs almost everywhere and its images can be easily mounted in various
> flavors of *NIX, including *BSD systems.
>
> However, I'd agree that Linux lacks some good, simple GUI for backup
> purposes. I'd say gparted-styled one.
>
> Dnia pią, 2 gru 2011, 16:54:19 uteck pisze:
>> Paragon site says it will do Linux EXT2 and 3 file-systems.  If your
>> system was formated with EXT4, I think it may still work since 4 is
>> supposed to be backwards compatible with 3 and 2, but I am not
>> completely sure about how well third party cloning software will
>> handle that.
>> That is one of the issues with the Linux backup software, it tends to
>> be too complex for most people.  I really like Clonezilla but the
>> interface is not user friendly.
>>
>> On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 6:36 AM, Alex<alexong2005 at yahoo.com.sg
>> <mailto:alexong2005 at yahoo.com.sg>>  wrote:
>>
>>       <theuteck at ...>  writes:
>>
>>      >
>>      >  On Friday, December 02, 2011 08:50:26 AM alex ong wrote:
>>      >  >  My hard disk is running out of space for Xubuntu 10.10. Is
>>      there a software
>>      >  >  to use so that I could backup and restore to a larger hard disk?
>>      >
>>      >  You could just tar up your /home and then reinstall.  :)
>>      >
>>      >  Clonezilla will make a backup of your disk then resize it for a
>>      larger disk.
>>      >  It runs as from cd, so you swap in the new disk, then clone the
>>      old to it.
>>      >
>>      >
>>
>>
>>      Tried Clonezilla from Clonezilla website but it proves not so
>>      simple. Along the
>>      way I noticed errors and I don't know exactly what is wrong. Can
>>      Paragon Backup
>>      be used instead? I find it simplier and easy to use on Windows system.
>>
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