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Re: [opensuse] Reliable way to backup hard drive before clean install
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2016 18:52:00 +0200
  • Message-id: <nsu2bg$ko4$>
Jeffrey L. Taylor wrote:

I am planning on a clean install (going from 13.1 to 42.2 Beta) on the
root partition, leaving the home partition alone. I'm not doing
complete backups because of limited space on the backup drive. I've
room for a single full backup, both partitions. What is a reliable

"cp -a / /media/LinuxBackup/full" is what occurs to me. Is there a
better way?

tar czvf /media/LinuxBackup/full.tar.gz <all but mount points>

Or use rsync.

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