System Tar and Restore – A Versatile System Backup Script for Linux

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6 Responses

  1. Tim says:

    How would you use this to build a custom system locally in VirtualBox or VMware Workstation and then restore the backup image to a VPS ?

    Clearly a couple significant config issues will be:

    * /etc/hosts 
    * /etc/resolv.conf
    * /etc/sysconfig/network
    * /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-[devid]

    But that’s something we can deal with.. the question is really how can you carbon-copy your working local system to a bare-install VPS image?

  2. Ray says:

    The required packages don’t appear to be available, in Linux Mint Xfce 18.3, without adding unspecified repositories.

  3. jonathan says:

    Awesome project ! Thank’s a lot for sharing this.

    I bookmark this article right now !

    I have to try it.


  4. viktor says:

    Any way source directory can be specified rather than whole /? i want it to be able to backup a directory and restore it later if required?

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