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- How do I backup my Raspberry Pi? 17 answers
First an overview of my setup: I have an RPI 2 Model B that I use to store media, documents, and backups of other devices on my network. I've moved the root file system to an external USB 1TB HDD for extra space and to improve the life of the SD card. The hard drive is split into two partitions - an ext4 partition where the root file system lives and an NTFS partition where I store all of my media, documents, and backups. I have a secondary sitting on standby which brings me to my question...
What are some ways to make full system backups of my RPI?
I'm interested in suggestions for linux tools (DD, rsync, etc) this with pros and cons of using them. I'd also love to hear methods to keep my data safe and updated (when I should make backups, how to automate them, where they should be stored, etc). Ideally I'd like something that is simple to do and is mostly automated. If it takes too much time create a backup each time, I'd be more likely not to keep up with it.