Category: backup and restore


when one is happy with the setup of a linux system (config and scripts) one might want to backup those settings and restore it on a different machine or if things go haywire restore on the current machine. cat /scripts/backup/ […]

linux bash rsync how to backup over internet script v1.1

about: this script backs up your entire system over internet to a ssh reachable (rsync needs to be installed) fileserver destination over internet. it will not do incremental backups! (just one copy of what you exactly have) it will not […]


btrfs is used by SUSE12 for the /root partition – where it is doing daily snapshots of the installed OS. It has more functionality built-in than just storing files. This article wants to take btrfs for a test-drive. Video Tutorials: […]


“XFS is a high performance journaling filesystem which originated on the SGI IRIX platform.” SGI (Silicon Graphics) is out of business since 2009. “The addition of 3D graphic capabilities to PCs, and the ability of clusters of Linux– and BSD-based […]

linux backups – snapshots – exports – volume shadow copy – full incremental – how to backup a online and offline filesystems – trueimage – shadowprotect – bareos – Is it dumb to dump?

Updates on the topic: backups of a life system under linux – many answers and almost a science of itself. i guess you will have to try a handful of them out to see if they work for […]

24.04.2016 As you can see it pretty much looks like Acronis True Image… even the color Blue is similar. The compression is pretty good. a 7.21Gbyte Windows C Partition is downsized to 3.5 Gbyte in a full backup.   […]


warning! CloneZilla only supports cloning to disks with same/or bigger size as original disk! in other words: “Officially, Clonezilla requires the destination drive to be the same size or larger than the master drive.” (src: but even with the […]

02.10.2013 offers a long set of isos or links to isos for download. a nice service. thank you!   Home :: About Name Min Size Max Size Purpose Last Release Arch Linux 742 742 [OS Installation] [Rescue] 2016-08 Tails 1098 […]


linus torvalds hates backups, he like everyone else, tends to not do them. but if you feel your multiple wordpress installations should be backed up, in case some russian spam-hacker manages to completely compromise your site(s). you can install this […]


first of all: it’s absolutely HORRIBLE! how unecessarily complicated it is to install windows 7 on sony’s latest notebooks. if you are looking for the downgrade drivers: here we go: but you will need a lot of more steps […]