Hi folks, I've recently switched my HTPC from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.10 64bit. I want to create a snapshot of the OS partition so I can easily restore if needed.
My HTPC has 1 hard disk which has 3 partitions.
1. 70GB Ubuntu (7GB used)
2. 2GB Swap
3. 75GB New (Unallocated)
I would like to achieve the following:
- Choose from a boot loader (Grub2 in this case) and select the "Backup" option.
- Either Clonezilla or similar loads and automatically creates a backup of the Ubuntu partition
- The backup image is saved locally AND on the NFS filie server
- The backup image is compressed so it only backs up the 'used' content instead of the entire 70GB
- Choose from the boot loader and select "Restore" option which obviously repeats the process above except it restores from backup image.
I've been reading through my copy of the Linux Bible and other tutorials and I want to put some of this theory into practice.
So far I was thinking of doing the following:
- Add Grub2 option to boot from clonezilla live iso
- Run saved script or command line in clonezilla to perform the backup into the other 75GB partition and NFS server.
- Run saved script or command line in clonezilla to perform the restore from the other 75GB partition or NFS server.
Am I on the right track? Could someone suggest best practice approach for this outcome?