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How to create backup image of Ubuntu with all Ros packages installed

asked 2014-07-29 03:20:03 -0500

DCD gravatar image

I used the DJdup backup tool but it only makes the image of linux not ros

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answered 2014-07-29 04:29:28 -0500

Mehdi. gravatar image

updated 2014-07-29 08:20:21 -0500

This might not be what you need exactly but it can also be considered as a backup that can directly be used on other computer. After setting up my development environment and after I compiled many packages by hand, I wanted to have a portable version of my Ubuntu that I can run directly on any other computer just by plugging my external hard drive and booting from it, continuing working on my packages as if nothing changed. For that I just used DD to clone my current Ubuntu Partition to a partition in my external hard drive.

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But one important thing: BE CAREFUL, read the tutorial again and again, if you switch the source hard drive and target hard drive, you will lose all your data.

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Thanks a lot

DCD gravatar image DCD  ( 2014-07-29 04:58:13 -0500 )edit

You might also be interested in clonezilla: It seems to work faster than dd from my experience.

Airuno2L gravatar image Airuno2L  ( 2014-07-29 08:01:57 -0500 )edit

+1 for Clonezilla - I have used it at work to clone Ubuntu 12.04 with ROS desktop-full installed and it works great. Fast and straight-forward

sterlingm gravatar image sterlingm  ( 2014-07-29 09:01:11 -0500 )edit

I have Ubuntu 12.04 precise installed through wubi installer. i only want to make linux system backup. not the all disk drives. How to do that?

DCD gravatar image DCD  ( 2014-07-30 19:45:30 -0500 )edit

I don't know how to do it when using Wubi, but is there any reason you are using Wubi? It is not recommended and having Ubuntu on its own partition makes things much easier.

Mehdi. gravatar image Mehdi.  ( 2014-07-30 23:48:02 -0500 )edit

because i have two operating systems.

DCD gravatar image DCD  ( 2014-07-31 02:50:18 -0500 )edit

I also have two operating systems. Look for tutorials on how to create a new partition from an already used partition (in your case windows partition I guess). Gparted is a good software for that, once your hard drive is divided you can choose from which OS to boot.

Mehdi. gravatar image Mehdi.  ( 2014-07-31 02:59:20 -0500 )edit

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