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Old 11-30-2021, 02:45 AM   #1
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Concrete way for OS backup


Hi,
Is there one Concrete way for OS backup for Ubuntu?
 
Old 11-30-2021, 04:40 AM   #2
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Timeshift for Linux is an application that provides functionality similar to the System Restore feature in Windows and the Time Machine tool in Mac OS. Timeshift protects your system by taking incremental snapshots of the file system at regular intervals. These snapshots can be restored at a later date to undo all changes to the system.
https://github.com/teejee2008/timeshift

Also possible to restore to another file system or disk, or even to another system.

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Old 11-30-2021, 04:46 AM   #3
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Timeshift is in the standard Ubuntu repositories and can be installed from there with ease.

The full answer depends on what you wish to back up. Myself, I consider the system as expendable / replaceable and use plain Rsync (with incremental snapshots) to back up the home directories plus some of the system configurations.
 
Old 11-30-2021, 05:36 AM   #4
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Read this and see if you still think there might be a "one backup to rule them all".

And yes, it is equally applicable to Ubuntu.
 
Old 11-30-2021, 11:00 AM   #5
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Hi,
Is there one Concrete way for OS backup for Ubuntu?
There are many backup solutions, and asking for a 'concrete way' has no context. This all depends on what you want to back up, how often, to what media, budget, etc. Timeshift is one....there are lots of others. Provide details and some of the variables mentioned, and you can get a better answer.

However, you have not followed up in ANY of your previous threads.
 
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Old 11-30-2021, 07:53 PM   #6
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I use rsync with the -a argument (for archive), which is at the core of many Linux backup programs.. See man rsync for details.
 
Old 11-30-2021, 07:59 PM   #7
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Exactly what do you want to be in this backup?
 
Old 12-01-2021, 08:53 PM   #8
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Thanks to all. Would further revert on this issue.

TBOne,
I did check all my other threads as I also marked them as Solved in there.
 
Old 12-02-2021, 07:57 AM   #9
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Thanks to all. Would further revert on this issue.

TBOne,I did check all my other threads as I also marked them as Solved in there.
That's great...except you didn't actually follow up and post your solutions, so anyone finding those threads won't know what to do, or how to solve the problem. Following up means you posting BACK, answering questions, and posting the solutions.
 
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Old 12-02-2021, 08:11 PM   #10
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TBOne,
For some cases, it is having no exact solution to one issue. I am sure that any "Helpful" mark to whatever replies there, is already giving hints to other people, right?
 
Old 12-02-2021, 09:09 PM   #11
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TBOne,
For some cases, it is having no exact solution to one issue. I am sure that any "Helpful" mark to whatever replies there, is already giving hints to other people, right?
Wrong; saying it's "SOLVED" tells no one anything about what you did to actually solve the problem does it??? If you're not going to share solutions with the community, that really doesn't give anyone much incentive to help you much, does it??

And this isn't "some cases"...its EVERY thread you've ever opened. You never answered questions that were asked, or posted anything that you were going to try/did try/etc.

Last edited by TB0ne; 12-02-2021 at 09:10 PM.
 
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Old 12-03-2021, 01:09 AM   #12
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I agree with TB0ne.
Forums are (supposed to be) a 2-way-street.
They are (supposed to be) a resource for others to search for solutions to their problems, instead of having to ask (and us having to answer) the same questions over and over and over.
Don't hit-and-run. Put some effort into formulating your original question and all subsequent posts.
 
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