Complete system backup of Linux


#1

Anybody tried to use Duplicacy as a full system backup solution of a running system?

I miss some commands like tar’s one-file-system


#2

I dont really get a full system on linux, but I do run duplicacy from root / folder. All I really care about are the configs and homes and misc data folders. On some systems I’ll add in certain var or usr folders too. But mainly if I have to restore a linux system, I would probably just reinstall, load up all the packages and copy back in configs I need. Here’s a filter I have setup as a default, just as an example, but others may have a better way. I suppose if you wanted a full system, you could just omit /tmp /mnt /proc /sys /run /dev /media /cdrom folders, and maybe those /var/run lock and cache folders like I have.

+/*
-tmp/*
-bu/*
-mnt/*
-proc/*
-dev/*
-sys/*
-run/*
+var/
-var/run/*
-var/lock/*
-var/cache/*
+usr/
+usr/local/
+usr/local/ducy/
-usr/local/
-usr/src/
-usr/share/
-lib/
-cdrom/*
-media/*

#3

There are some scripts which may help you. Here’s one: GitHub - markfeit/duplicacy-scripts: A set of scripts for running Duplicacy on Unix systems (never used it).

For a global reference of duplicacy-stuff you should check Duplicacy User Guide.
And for other scripts/utils you have Scripts and utilities index linked from the User Guide.