[STICKY] Image backups of your Zorin/data

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

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:53 pm

They didn't have such luck I'm afraid - I think it is all or nothing. ;) :D
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Re: [STICKY] Image backups of your Zorin/data

Postby Finston Pickle » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:57 pm

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

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:31 pm

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.

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

Postby Finston Pickle » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:24 pm

Hey! - that was quick, Swarf - thanks again.

Any ideas about getting backups to play ball?
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Re: [STICKY] Image backups of your Zorin/data

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:03 pm

Can you be more specific on the last question?
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Re: [STICKY] Image backups of your Zorin/data

Postby Finston Pickle » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:41 pm

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

Postby Swarfendor437 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:28 pm

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

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viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8879&p=42905&hilit=+redo#p42924
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Re: [STICKY] Image backups of your Zorin/data

Postby mdiemer » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:01 pm

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.
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