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Looking for a tool to make an install of a current system

Postby Christof999 on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:00 pm

Hi,

I am happy with my system on one computer, having gotten it exactly the way I like in terms of setting, programs downloading from repos, configuration files, dropbox, email accounts, preferences and themes. I have applied fixes to broken programs and now, things are in harmony and balance. On this particular machine, all things are working as they should.

I do not want to have to do all that work again and would like to be able to install my system exactly as it is now if there was a hardware failure. The only thing I wouldn't want to be included in this is my other HD containing my storage drive and dropbox folder. Everything from home and root, Id like to include.

What tool can I use to do this?

Thanks
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Re: Looking for a tool to make an install of a current syste

Postby tdockery97 on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:05 pm

Clonezilla?
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Re: Looking for a tool to make an install of a current syste

Postby Elisa on Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:09 pm

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Re: Looking for a tool to make an install of a current syste

Postby sgosnell on Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:29 pm

Remastersys was written to do this.
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Re: Looking for a tool to make an install of a current syste

Postby pythagorean on Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:29 pm

I find this to be an interesting question because I used to wonder about the same thing and after learning about all of the software solutions I thought about how long it really takes to get my system back if it did fail. From install to update to downloading the various packages I use regularly etc etc takes at most two hours. So, why bother.

I ask, therefore, what is it about your current install that would take so much time to replace from scratch?
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Re: Looking for a tool to make an install of a current syste

Postby twa on Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:55 am

Hi,
as far as Remastersys it only works on Debian with ext3 file system.
http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/debian.html
Mint has his own tool installed by default...See if this help u.
http://linuxmint.com/rel_isadora_whatsn ... mintbackup
ignore the name isadora...it is also in LMDE
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