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Old 03-04-2018, 05:39 AM   #1
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Can i backup a Ubuntu for Windows configuration


Hello,

I am new to Ubuntu(for Windows).
I have installed and Ubuntu for Windows environment with a lot of packages.

Can I create a backup from this environment?

Gr.

Pipsy
 
Old 03-04-2018, 09:38 AM   #2
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Hello,
I am new to Ubuntu(for Windows). I have installed and Ubuntu for Windows environment with a lot of packages. Can I create a backup from this environment?
Sorry, but your post makes no sense as written, and lacks any details that would let us help you. There is no "Ubuntu for Windows environment"....Ubuntu and Windows are two totally separate operating systems. And there are different ways to get both on the same system, such as virtualbox, vmware, or a simple dual-boot, which are the only things I can think of that you're talking about. Which is it? What versions of Ubuntu and Windows? What kind of hardware? What do you mean by "backup from this environment"???
 
Old 03-04-2018, 09:57 AM   #3
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Sorry, but your post makes no sense as written, and lacks any details that would let us help you. There is no "Ubuntu for Windows environment"....Ubuntu and Windows are two totally separate operating systems. And there are different ways to get both on the same system, such as virtualbox, vmware, or a simple dual-boot, which are the only things I can think of that you're talking about. Which is it? What versions of Ubuntu and Windows? What kind of hardware? What do you mean by "backup from this environment"???
I think that the OP is referring to Ubuntu being run under Windows 10 using the Linux Subsystem for Windows.

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/com...windows-store/

I imagine that they want to make a Ubuntu system image or equivalent so that they can restore that image if things go awry. I have no answer to that question however.
 
Old 03-04-2018, 12:17 PM   #4
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Pipsy,

Welcome to LQ.

Well you can certainly take a system image "snapshot" of your W10 hard drive using Macrium Reflect or similar imaging software:
https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

Macrium has come to my rescue on several occasions with W10 and I can thoroughly recommend it.

I doubt if you can create a separate backup of the Ubuntu environment itself, but others may correct me.
 
Old 03-06-2018, 01:16 AM   #5
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well, there used to be "wubi", but it has been dead for a long time.

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I think that the OP is referring to Ubuntu being run under Windows 10 using the Linux Subsystem for Windows.
Wine for windows? or maybe it should be called Line then?

but you can also try ubuntu in a virtual machine, or boot into a live usb stick.
 
Old 03-06-2018, 06:47 PM   #6
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The windows store items may be in one location. I'd assume most of it will be in the program location but not all. https://forums.windowscentral.com/wi...-w10-apps.html
 
  


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