Issue#2268: Linux - What is the easiest way to re-install full system from a backup in my case?

  • Hello!

    I'm aware of a zillion way to create a full system backup/disk image etc. But to me it's unclear as to how to use it after hard disk failure (or it's being stolen etc.).

    I've got a dual-boot (w/ GRUB 2) W10/Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop laptop. Laptop's internal HDD is where W10 lives and Ubuntu resides on external HDD, connected via USB3 cable. My / partition is about 20 GB (half of it is full by now). Plus I've got /home partition which has about 6 GB of my personal files (nothing is too important though).

    Now... what I'm asking is... How would I be able to restore my Ubuntu system? Let's say if I create a DVD image, but the size of the DVD is about 4 GB (if not less). But my / files weigh around 10 GB. Or maybe if it's zipped, then it would fit on one DVD? Or maybe the restoration application could use a multi-volume backup from a few DVD's? And if it's not a DVD, let's say I would keep the backup as a file in a cloud somewhere, then what? Let's say my external HDD with Ubuntu on it failed and all I have is a working internal HDD with Windows and a full backup of my current Ubuntu install. Then what? I know that there's a Deja Dup already present in the system. Though I've never used it so far. Would it fit my purpose? Or I'd better use a 3rd party application? Some even propose a CLI tools in the terminal for full system backup. Go figure! It's a labyrinth for me.

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