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CindyBrady 12-25-2017 11:47 PM

How do I copy and backup from drive to drive in Linux Mint Cinnamon Sylvia 18.3?
 
I just moved up from Linux Mint Cinnamon Rosa 17.3 to Linux Mint Cinnamon Sylvia 18.3, and cannot figure out how to copy a whole drive from drive D to Drive E, for instance. I need to copy the whole drive for backup. It's all data, no OS stuff involved. I backup small SSDs to my big hard drive, then backup that to another hard drive that is taken out of the machine and stored. I could do it in Rosa, how do I do it in Sylvia?

Thank you, ~Cindy! :)


hydrurga 12-26-2017 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by CindyBrady (Post 5797798)
I just moved up from Linux Mint Cinnamon Rosa 17.3 to Linux Mint Cinnamon Sylvia 18.3, and cannot figure out how to copy a whole drive from drive D to Drive E, for instance. I need to copy the whole drive for backup. It's all data, no OS stuff involved. I backup small SSDs to my big hard drive, then backup that to another hard drive that is taken out of the machine and stored. I could do it in Rosa, how do I do it in Sylvia?

Thank you, ~Cindy! :)


Hi Cindy, and welcome to LQ.

On Mint 18.3, I personally use a package called FreeFileSync (https://www.freefilesync.org/) to back up my data to an external device. This would also work for backing up one device to another device.

How did you do it in Rosa?

Just as a comment, Linux doesn't really designate drives as D, E etc. That's more of a Windows-style designation.

jsbjsb001 12-26-2017 07:46 AM

If you want an identical copy of your drive, you can also use Clonezilla. Just make sure you get the "source" and "destination" right.


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