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Month: June 2016

[Upd] How to backup (and restore) Linux machine using free tools

[Upd] How to backup (and restore) Linux machine using free tools

Hey everyone, DK here.

Back in the days, I remember myself trying Linux for the first time (I think it was Jaunty Jackalope) and screwing up A LOT. Unfortunately, I had no idea about backups as such, so I wasted ages on reinstalling stuff and trying to make it work.

It’s been several years since I stopped using Linux, but now I wanna catch up and start things right – with an ability to back up my machine. Ideally, if an emergency happens I want to be able to restore either certain files from a backup, or perform bare-metal recovery of my entire machine.

I will do 2 blog posts: this post is for those who simply want to back up their machine without playing around with settings and a slightly deeper one where I’ll show the command lines for more advanced tweaking.

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