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How do I backup Ubuntu?

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Im planning on rearranging my ssd drives and I currently have ubuntu installed with a bunch of tweaks and installs and so forth. However now i need to reformat my drives. I reas somewhere that one could back up their entire ubuntu installation (of something along those lines), reinstall ubuntu at another time, and then reload everything that they had before.

Is that possible? If yes, how? If no, when what should I do?

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post #2 of 5
I know others will post better or more technical answers but


http://redobackup.org/


burn the iso or put on usb. Works a charm, follow the simple instructions for backup, install new discs and restore to that
post #3 of 5
simples:
use clonezilla ISO

uber nerd:
boot a live CD, mount usb HDD to /mnt and then run
Code:
dd if=/dev/sda of=/mnt/backup.img
post #4 of 5
You can rsync the files to a specific directory, repartition (or reorganize your drives), make the appropriate folders for the partitions, and restore the rsync and update fstab and reinstall grub.
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I should probably emphasize I haven't actually tried this. I was researching CPIO for a different thing and it kind of intersected with mirroring a linux installation (had to do with sparse files, still trying to figure it out). Anyway this entry seems legit:
http://www.greenfly.org/tips/filesystem_migration.html

Actually if Plan9 wanted to comment one way or the other on its legitimacy I'd appreciate it too smile.gif
 
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