I've been around computers my entire life. Recently I'm using Linux more than Windows. For my Windows boxes I use Macrium Reflect to backup a live running system. It can be restored to a fully running system exactly as it was when the backup image was created. I've been looking for a Linux backup program that works the same as Macrium - I want to image the system while it's running. Everything I've read says that it's not possible to backup a mounted/running file system. I've seen some postings where people suggest using tar or other suggestions to save a list of all installed software, then do a clean install and use the list to re-install all your software. Is anyone aware of a program like Macrium that will produce a usable image of a running system? PS. I'm using Linux Mint 17.3, so Debian/Ubuntu software is what I'm looking for.