Backup (CLONE) Linux Mint

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theeyan
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Backup (CLONE) Linux Mint

Post by theeyan » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:01 pm

Hi guys,

I was wondering if it's possible to basically clone everything from my current system on an external HDD? And I do mean everything? Browser setting, thunderbird settings, programs, stuff on the HDD, stuff on desktop... Everything? Create a carbon copy and then import it to a fresh system and have everything be the same? (-:

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Re: Backup (CLONE) Linux Mint

Post by grumpy_geek » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:17 pm

theeyan wrote:basically clone everything
http://clonezilla.org/

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Re: Backup (CLONE) Linux Mint

Post by chrisuk » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:21 pm

I do it often using the Clone option of Timeshift - just include your Home folder on the "Advanced Options" tab. Timeshift takes care of Grub and fstab as part of the clone process. You can clone to any Ext4 partition, as long as there's enough space.

I only ever install one version of a Linux OS, I clone that install to my other PCs using Timeshift.
Chris

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Re: Backup (CLONE) Linux Mint

Post by deepakdeshp » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:25 pm

If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
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Re: Backup (CLONE) Linux Mint

Post by theeyan » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:55 pm

Awesome stuff! Really! Thanks guys! Your help is much appreciated. Will get on to cloning my system then, heh (-:

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