Backup Live Linux System

Discussion in 'Linux' started by JBenal, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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    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.
     
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  2. Mutoid

    Mutoid MDL Member

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    #2 Mutoid, Mar 13, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2016
    @JBenal

    This topic is already covered here

    .... just scroll down this forum a little !

    :biggrin:
     
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  3. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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    Ooops. I must really be going senile. :eek:

    Thanks!
     
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