I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian. I want to put a new operating system on the SD but I also want to keep all my old config files and things for future reference and use. I do have another SD card but I don't want to use it. If possible, is there a way to copy the entire operating system onto the other SD and have it still bootable? Is there a way to do it from the RPi itself?

  • use the dd command of a unix system and clone the complete sd card to your harddrive. you can restore the sd card by dding back
    – user236012
    Oct 27, 2016 at 22:44

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Use the SD Copy in the GUI of the latest Raspbian to copy the card. This works even to different sized cards (obviously if big enough for the files).

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