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Rescuezilla for Cloning, Imaging, Backup & Restore

Posted 06-14-2024 at 06:41 AM by beachboy2
Updated 06-14-2024 at 04:01 PM by beachboy2

I normally use Clonezilla for making backup images.

See my earlier blog:

However on one occasion recently with a Ryzen 5 3400G cpu, a Clonezilla boot failed due to scrambled graphics and I therefore searched for an alternative.

I found Rescuezilla, which is basically the GUI version of Clonezilla,...
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Timestamps all Linux setting maybe

Posted 02-02-2024 at 05:12 PM by maybeJosiah
Updated 02-02-2024 at 08:55 PM by maybeJosiah (ZFS)

On Linux there are ways to set changed at time and created at time for files. For example:
xfs_db -c "inode <inode_number>" -c "chattr <new_change_attribute>" /dev/<device_name>

That is for chaned at on XFS.
chattr --ctime="2022-01-01 12:00:00" filename
zfs set creation=2022-01-01T00:00:00 pool/dataset/file

Test this before large scale but these things may do setting changed...
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Using FreeFileSync for Backups of personal data

Posted 11-03-2023 at 10:08 AM by beachboy2

There are many ways to backup your personal data to a second drive or elsewhere.

I currently use FreeFileSync (FFS).

Installing FreeFileSync (FFS)

First create a new folder in the backup drive called TARGET_Home, or similar.

Download FFS for Linux from:

(There are plenty of screenshots and tutorials available there also).

Right click on the FreeFileSync_13.1_Linux.tar.gz...
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Adding a Second (Backup) Drive (drive2)

Posted 07-06-2023 at 02:15 PM by beachboy2
Updated 07-07-2023 at 08:29 AM by beachboy2
Tags backup, drive, uuid

Note: If you do not have gedit installed, then install it using:

sudo apt install gedit
Alternatively, use nano or vim or vi or other text editor instead of gedit.

Then modify your particular UUID settings and username etc using the following procedure:

1. Find the UUID of HDD (drive2) using:

sudo blkid
NB The blkid results will show /dev/sda* as the main drive partitions and usually /dev/sdb1 refers to...
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One way to prepare for sudden SSD failure

Posted 07-01-2020 at 09:55 AM by beachboy2
Updated 07-03-2020 at 03:10 AM by beachboy2

Why SSDs die a sudden death:

There are several ways to prepare for sudden SSD failure.

Here I am using Grsync to manually backup the home folder (/home/fred) regularly to a second drive (/media/drive2).

However, one essential refinement must be added to the usual Grsync backup procedure before the drive...
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