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Post#1 by lksnip » 12 Aug 2019, 11:49

Hi all,

After success setup boot porteus on linux partition and have changes folder as persistent folder,
how to backup restore porteus? just create copy of folder changes or porteus have gui for backup restore
i want to anticipate if there is major problem i still can restore from backup, not start from beginning
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Post#2 by Ed_P » 12 Aug 2019, 15:33

I'm not aware of Porteus having a GUI backup/restore app, but USM can create an rdiff-backup module for you. I think backing up the changes folder is adequate for system changes but if you loose the partition you will have to reinstall Porteus before doing the restore. You should also backup the modules and optional folders if you have added files to them.
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Post#3 by lksnip » 13 Aug 2019, 01:10

Ed_P wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 15:33
I'm not aware of Porteus having a GUI backup/restore app, but USM can create an rdiff-backup module for you. I think backing up the changes folder is adequate for system changes but if you loose the partition you will have to reinstall Porteus before doing the restore. You should also backup the modules and optional folders if you have added files to them.
If there is no backup gui, than most ideally and secure to backup is manually create a copy porteus folder(base, module, optional, changes,etc), rename it by date and send it to another drive/hdd/usb and if the size is big just compress before copy to another folder?

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Post#4 by Ed_P » 13 Aug 2019, 03:53

Use USM to search for "backup" and choose which ever GUI one(s) you want to try. ;)
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Post#5 by lksnip » 13 Aug 2019, 07:23

after using usm to search, i choose Grsync have GUI but more to sync than backup so no option for compress

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Post#6 by donald » 13 Aug 2019, 08:18

Personally, I do not backup individual files or folders related to the operating system.

Set it up, configure as you like it and then:
make an image of this partition or the whole disk.
Restoring those images has never failed.
(keyword: Clonezilla)

... no backup - no pity ... :)

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Post#7 by Ed_P » 13 Aug 2019, 14:57

lksnip wrote:
13 Aug 2019, 07:23
after using usm to search, i choose Grsync have GUI but more to sync than backup so no option for compress
Interesting, I don't see grsync when I search for backup.

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root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -s backup

dvdbackup-0.4.2-x86_64-1_slonly.txz was found in slackonly [not installed]
borgbackup-1.1.6-x86_64-1_slonly.txz was found in slackonly [not installed]
flexbackup-1.2.1-noarch-1_slonly.txz was found in slackonly [not installed]
luckybackup-0.4.9-x86_64-1_slonly.txz was found in slackonly [not installed]
percona-xtrabackup-2.1.5-x86_64-1_slonly.txz was found in slackonly [not installed]
rdiff-backup-1.2.8-x86_64-1_slonly.txz was found in slackonly [not installed]
Packages found:   6 
donald wrote:
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... no backup - no pity ... :)
:D I agree. :happy62:
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Post#8 by lksnip » 14 Aug 2019, 04:59

Ed_P wrote:
13 Aug 2019, 14:57
Interesting, I don't see grsync when I search for backup.
Sorry Ed_P, i also using google to search backup software
donald wrote:
13 Aug 2019, 08:18
Personally, I do not backup individual files or folders related to the operating system.

Set it up, configure as you like it and then:
make an image of this partition or the whole disk.
Restoring those images has never failed.
(keyword: Clonezilla)

... no backup - no pity ... :)
Ok, Clonezilla is good but must use live cd/usb to boot and it is make image of partition or whole disk not some folder but i will give it a try

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Post#9 by Ed_P » 16 Aug 2019, 22:39

lksnip, this posting on backup tests may interest you. https://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/inde ... opic=96204
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Post#10 by babam » 17 Aug 2019, 05:18

@lksnip

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$ sudo tar cvJf changes.tar.xz changes
Sorry, my English is bad.

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Post#11 by lksnip » 19 Aug 2019, 02:52

Ed_P wrote:
16 Aug 2019, 22:39
lksnip, this posting on backup tests may interest you. https://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/inde ... opic=96204
i already check it, seems from the picture, GUI is good, but PartedMagic is paid, while qt-fsarchiver installer is deb or rpm and the live cd is 1.2 GB(much bigger than clonezilla only 276 MB)

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Post#12 by Ed_P » 19 Aug 2019, 03:53

I think you're putting to much emphasis on the live USB OS used in the tests. Try reading it this way:
Porteus live USB key and backed up a siduction installation on a 25.9GB partition which had 12.1GB of data.

G4L, default options Lzop compression - took under 2 minutes but image was 16.3GB
fsarchiver, default options gzip standard compression - under 2 minutes, image 5.7GB
fsarchiver, bz2 compression - 20minutes, image 5.3GB
Redo Backup, default (not configurable) - 6 minutes, 6.1GB
Clonezilla, default, gzip - about 3.5 minutes including image verification, 6.1GB
If backup space is important fsarchiver bz2 compression wins, if backup time is important anything other than that wins.

And

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root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -g fsarchiver
14.2+

 The following items were found.
 Choose an number to confirm. 
 ctrl+c to quit

1) fsarchiver-0.6.19-x86_64-1_slack.txz
#? 
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