Questions about what and how to backup your Raspberry Pi

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How to create regular backups of my PIs [duplicate]

I have three Pis running in my local net and backup them on a regular base. I just detected threads where people asked how to create a backup just in case something went wrong. I tried to answer in ...
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Using git to version control the Raspi OS

I find myself building up lots of versions of SD images as I incrementally develop a working system. Is there a way to manage this better, such as by capturing the SD image backup not as a img/gz but ...
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Is it possible to use the Raspberry Pi to automate backups from Dropbox to an external hard drive?

I'm investigating using a Raspberry Pi to perform an automatic backup of Dropbox to an external hard drive, probably every week. Is this possible? Would it be complex? I've heard that the Dropbox ...
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Shrinking partition for backup

I have a large SD card ~60G. I expanded Rasbian to the entire disk but now I want to make backups. Preferable backups that aren't 60G. How do those with large SD cards go about this? Granted I'm only ...
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Can a Pi back itself up?

I am looking for a way to have the Pi create an image of it's SD card and send it off to a networked file share in a repeatable manner, and then resume operations. I imagine that it would need the ...
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Can I perform a total backup of my system on an image file?

I am pretty new in Linux. I am configuring my RaspBerry that use RaspBian. Before to perform some settings I want to have a backup of my entire system in the current state. What can I do to save ...
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How to do a minimal size backup after expand_rootfs under Windows?

I downloaded official Raspbian image, did expand_rootfs, updated everything, installed needed packages, removed unneeded packages. So, now after everything is setup fine, I wanted to backup this image ...
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dd entire SD card to new one

I'm going to clone my 8GB SD card to my 16GB one. My current SD card 8GB Kingston SDHC Class 4, and my new one is 16 GB SanDisk Extreme 45MB/s SDHC Class 10. I've attempted using Win32 disk imager, ...
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How to backup only select partitions of an SD card?

I have an unexpanded partition on my SD card configured as needed. I want to backup the 2.9G data to a less than or equal 2.9G image file. My current SD card is 32G, so when I: dd if=/dev/rdisk2 ...
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Back up switch or circuit

I am looking to have a automatic switch that will switch to a small 12 volt back up battery when the car 12 volt power fails. It would help if it has a charger capability while the car system is ...
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I want my Raspberry Pi to be my Crashplan server but it only shows Raspberry Pi's directories, not my Mac's directories

I followed this tutorial to set up a way to wirelessly backup my Mac to an external hard drive connected to the Raspberry Pi. All the steps went smoothly and I managed to mount and search the drive on ...
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Copying files from boot partition whilst preserving ownership and attributes

I'm trying to copy the files on my mounted boot partition to another device whilst preserving ownership and attributes. I'm doing this on a Raspberry Pi running RaspBMC. I've mounted the destination: ...
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How to backup RPI when file directory is on USB device

Because I'm running a server, I moved my Pi's file directory to a USB device using this tutorial, which means that I'm booting from an SD card, but all of the stuff I need is in a USB drive. How can ...
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Deleting NOOBS from SD card and only keep Raspian

I've got NOOBS on my SD card, and chose to install Raspian on it. Now what I want to do is to remove NOOBS from my SD card, while still keeping Raspian and all of my programs/settings. I tried ...
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Tar extract error - implausibly old time stamp 1970-01-01 01:00:00

I was create a tar script to make a backup of / directory on flash drive with exluding these folders: /lost+found - /mnt - /media - /proc - /sys - /tmp Here's a fragment of script: sudo tar ...
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Restore of Raspberry Backup

I tried this backup script described in another question "A working script from the Raspberry Community made by a member there", it runs with "pv" and "dd", but I was not able to properly restore it ...
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How to restore Image of SD card from a larger SD card to smaller one

I made a backup of an SD card with DD. the SD card was 16Gb in size, the backup was completed using the following command: sudo bs=4M dd if=/dev/disk2 | gzip > pi_sd_prayertime.gz ...
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Advice on RPi as backup server [closed]

my goal is to setup my RPi to run as a headless, always-on server. I would like to plug a power cord, an ethernet cable, and an external drive (or two, later on). I would like to use that storage ...
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open a win32diskimager-imported file on Windows

I have a raspberry pi. I did a backup by importing an image with win32diskimager. Is there any way to open this imported image and explore the filesystem in it? I'm on Windows 8, but Windows can't ...
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What could cause the ext4 root file system to become unusable after a reboot or panic?

Isn't ext4 a journaling file system? I'm running Raspbian. testdisk recovered the partition, but the file system wasn't recoverable. I had to use dd to restore a copy of the entire sd card. ...
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Time machine over wifi: What hard drives do not give “failed verification” issues?

I have installed netatalk and set up my Time machine to backup via wifi on an USB hard drive wired to my RPi (followed these instructions). Nevertheless I repeatedly have "failed verification" issues ...
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BitTorrent Sync on RPi with dynamic IP addresses, how to set it up? [closed]

I've got a synology DS-212j with the BTSync client set up, and I've also set it up on a Raspberry Pi on the my LAN succesfully. The sync directories work perfect, and now that the test phase goes ...
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SVN on multiple drives

I´ve running a Raspberry Pi as SVN server, storing everything on the sd card. I´m wondering if it´s somehow possible, to store all svn data on multiple storages in parallel, in order to not running in ...
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Raspberry Pi for quick photo backups [closed]

This is a question about feasibility so please bear with me. I'm going to Thailand for 4 weeks and I plan to bring my camera along. Now my SD card has only 16 GB of storage and I was thinking about a ...
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Image of the system to use it on smaller SD card [duplicate]

I have a Raspberry Pi with raspbian. The actual SD card is 32 Go. I’d like to make an image of the system installed (with my configuration and my personnal files) in order to install it easily on ...
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how to make an image(.img) from whats in the sdcard ? (but as compact as the original one)

(im on ubuntu) tried: sudo dd bs=4k if=/dev/mmcblk0 of=/media/1BAB47551C66A42B/raspbian_migs2.gz -creates an .img with 7.6GB (card size BUT whats on card has 700MB) and: sudo dd bs=4k ...
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Can a Raspberry Pi be used to create a backup of itself?

This question answers the question of how I use an external computer to create a backup of my RPi. I'm wondering whether I can create a backup image of the SD card that is currently in use, and ...
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Would you recommend a Raspberry Pi as a remote file backup device?

I'd like to have a computer at home that I rsync my files to from anywhere, preferably at any time I choose. The daily volume of data will rarely exceed 100M. It needs to be cheap and easy to replace, ...
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RPi-compatible online backup service

I would like to use my RPi partly as a home file-server. I'm currently using a desktop for the same task. For instance, all of my family's pictures and home videos are on the file-server; but only a ...
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External Hard-drive backing up using Time-Machine

I want to connect an external Hard-drive (1TB) to my Raspberry Pi. However I want to do the following: 1) Partition 500GB for backing-up using "Time Machine" 2) Partition 250GB for general use for ...
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Find the right device name of an SD card connected via a USB card reader

I want to backup my running Raspberry Pi to an SD card which is connected via an USB card reader. As far as I understand, the device name of the onboard SD card in /dev is brw-rw---T 1 root 179, 0 ...
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Using the argument bs with dd when backuping sd card

I've seen this question on how to backup a SD-card. It's the same solution I would come up myself, that is basically dd if=/dev/blabla of=/home/user/some_file.img. But my question is if using the ...
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Easiest way to return to a known good state when overclocking

If I try to overclock my Pi, I want to go up to the point where the Pi won't boot anymore, or won't be stable enough. At this point, I want to come back to the latest known good settings for the ...
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Backup Image of SD Card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I backup my Raspberry Pi? While messing around with my RPi it likely that I'm going to want to revert to a previous position (but not revertingall the way back to ...
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How do I backup my Raspberry Pi?

I have been writing programs for my RasPi (running Debian) for a few weeks now, and would like to make sure I protect the work I have done. How can I backup the files I have created? Can I simply ...