QT4-FSarchiver: Nice feature, it backs up the drive while your using it.

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  1. apathy

    apathy Registered Member

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    As for regular file backups I use Spideroak and Crashplan w/300 bit password. Something bad could happen per-say like the other day when Manjaro didn't appreciate me trying to install ati drivers and broke.

    Before I do something drastic or potentially screw my install I use Image for Linux. It's a pain in the rear to reboot and backup your partitions. QT4-FSarchiver has a live mode that allows you to backup your partitions while they are mounted. Afterwards you can see if there was any errors in your backup. For sure I will rigorously test this as I've gotten used to I4L being rock solid. If your not lazy like me, you can download a live cd and use it safely. You could install it on any linux live cd fairly easily.

    Here's some info on QT4-FSarchiver:

     
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    pandlouk Registered Member

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    Do you have normal partitioning or LVM?

    http://www.fsarchiver.org/Main_Page

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    I use normal partitioning, and I've tested this program and restored the backups. It works great and really easy to use. Restoring your backups is as easy as backing them up which takes a couple of clicks. I should make a linux live cd with QT4-Fsarchiver and Boot Repair.
     
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