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Re: [STICKY] Image backups of your Zorin/data

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:53 pm
by Swarfendor437
They didn't have such luck I'm afraid - I think it is all or nothing. ;) :D

Re: [STICKY] Image backups of your Zorin/data

PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:57 pm
by Finston Pickle
Where do you recommend downloading redo.iso from? I would like to use it as an alternative to backups, which does not seem to do a full job - see below.

When I tried downloading redo from redobackup.org, I got (in downloads) a file "localMedia.bundle-master" with two red crosses on it (empty - 0 items), which I can't remove - how can I get rid of it, please?

Previously, when I tried doing a restore using what backups had put onto my backup drive from my Zorin9 O/S laptop, I guess I did not save an ISO of the full system. When I had finished the restore, the download section was empty and many of the shortcuts on my desktop did not work - until I had re-downloaded each application and recreated the desktop shortcut (I think these were programmes where I had downloaded .deb files or used synaptic package manager rather than use the ubuntu software centre). Is there a way of saving an ISO of my machine using backups, please? - if there is, I can't see it.

Re: [STICKY] Image backups of your Zorin/data

PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:31 pm
by Swarfendor437
There is a hyperlink on the redobackup.org website which should take you to here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/redoba ... t/download

To get rid of the red cross items you will need to be 'root' - open a terminal and enter:

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gksudo nautilus


enter yoiur password, then open your 'Computer/File System' to browse to the files you can't get rid of.

Keep us posted! :D

Re: [STICKY] Image backups of your Zorin/data

PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:24 pm
by Finston Pickle
Hey! - that was quick, Swarf - thanks again.

Any ideas about getting backups to play ball?

Re: [STICKY] Image backups of your Zorin/data

PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:03 pm
by Swarfendor437
Can you be more specific on the last question?

Re: [STICKY] Image backups of your Zorin/data

PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:41 pm
by Finston Pickle
Sorry.

What I meant was: is it possible for backups to be set to record and then restore everything on the drive - an .iso of the drive (as I understand it)?

It seems to me that backups requires you to reinstall the O/S (which I did) and it restores content and perhaps progammes from the Ubuntu Software Centre (again from my experience).

I really want something that backs up everything and can restore everything - it seems as though this is what redo does.

Thanks again F.P.

Re: [STICKY] Image backups of your Zorin/data

PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:28 pm
by Swarfendor437
Yes, that is what it does - someone on here said that they were perturbed they could not backup individual partitions, it is all or nothing basically - which to me is what you need anyway. Back in the days of Zorin 4 there was a graphical iso maker that backed up to DVD (bear in mind it was a minimal install to a 30 Gb Drive, and it restored it - last time I looked (forgot the name) it was command line only so redo is your best bet (IMHO). :D

If you need evidence:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8879&p=42905&hilit=+redo#p42924

Re: [STICKY] Image backups of your Zorin/data

PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:01 pm
by mdiemer
I just used Clonezilla for the first time. Once you get past the lack of an interface (it's all text), it's very easy. I made images of three GNU/Linux systems. Very fast and powerful. You can image whole disc or just partitions. Haven't yet tried restoring yet, but it has great rep.