backup solution - fedora 23 ARM [closed]

asked 2016-04-21 11:18:47 -0500

ciscoguru gravatar image

I'm a noob to Linux and especially Fedora on Raspberry Pi. I'm just looking for a simple program to create a backup or image of my system as it is currently. I see a ton of great solutions, just none that are compatible with ARM processors.

Any suggestions?

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close date 2016-04-25 07:24:15.026937


This is a problem with very mature tools offering very different strategies. It can certainly be confusing to identify the strategy best for you, as the options for this are all over the place.

For instance, you can have a cron job (just scheduled task) that runs regularly to "rsync"s your important files somewhere safe, but this method isn't the best for complete copies including OS configuration. Or you could solve it completely at the filesystem / block layer (working with the hard drive directly, under the OS), with tools btrfs snapshotting.

What exact problem are you trying to solve?

comjf gravatar imagecomjf ( 2016-04-21 12:33:20 -0500 )edit

If it's RPi and whole system is on SD card (4/8GB?) just dd it to file on USB disk or over a network.

pbogu gravatar imagepbogu ( 2016-04-22 04:09:54 -0500 )edit

Thanks @comjf and @pbogu. It is a Pi on a 32GB SD card, but looking at it a little more, I think the 'dd' option is probably going to end up being the route I go. Appreciate the help guys

ciscoguru gravatar imageciscoguru ( 2016-04-25 07:23:50 -0500 )edit