I routinely backup my Raspberry Pi SD card to my PC using HDDRawCopy. It works fine and basically I'm happy.

However, several months ago I backed up one of my Pi's and proceeded to continue development work. I decided to return to my backup, but wanted to keep the current SD card as is. Thus I restored the backup copy to a new SD card. That worked just fine and I took a different and better development path and then saved that copy over the original backup.

Now I have discovered that the current SD card is a 32 GB card, where the previous cards were 8 GB and thus the latest backup is for a 32 GB image.

Is there anyway to get an 8 GB image from either the current running (32 GB) SD card or from the HDDRawCopy image?


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The easiest method is to 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).

  • OK, I will check this out. I was not aware of this function in the startx GUI. Is it on both Wheezy and Jessie? Will the resulting SD card work for booting up the Pi? Thanks
    – RDK
    Oct 29, 2016 at 15:04
  • @RDK Wheezy is obsolete and is definitely NOT "the latest Raspbian" It was introduced with the May release.
    – Milliways
    Oct 29, 2016 at 21:59

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