Linked Questions

4
votes
4answers
10k views

Is there a way to compress a backup of the RPi because the backup has empty space?

I did a backup for my RPi (64GB microsd card) and it saved the entire 64GB worth .img file... while theres only ~14GB worth actual data, the image file accounts also for that empty space. Anyone know ...
4
votes
4answers
10k views

How do i expand file system on raspberry pi 4 manually

I have just flashed an image of my original 16 GB SD card (the one that comes in the raspberry pi kit) to an new 128 GB card. It booted up fine but when i tried to expand the filesystem using raspi-...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B SD card cloning

I have one Raspberry Pi (3 Model B) with mostly working software. I will need 6 Pi's (same model) to behave similarly. So I thought that it would be a grat idea to just clone 6 SD cards from working ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Periodic backup of Rpi3 Stretch SD card

Starting with a pristine install of Raspbian Stretch on a 16GB SD card, I plan to set up various sets of software packages. I would like to start with a baseline install and create a restore-point (...
1
vote
1answer
570 views

RPi4 - Using windows to create micro SD card copies - fail to boot?

I'm currently trying to use 'Minitool Partimage Image' on Windows 10 - this works with all standard hard drive duplication. After a lot of testing of various size microSD cards, why when you perform a ...
1
vote
4answers
157 views

How can I share my SD card image?

I need my SD card to be cloned and shared. One of the obvious way is to use Win32DiskImager. However it has some disadvantages: It's huge: it has a size equals to the size of the cloned SD card (even ...
0
votes
2answers
142 views

Backing up entire Raspberry Pi's state

I have a Raspberry Pi 3B+ that I use for random tinkering projects. What would be the correct way of backing up the entire "state" of the Pi, including any downloads, apps, scripts, settings, etc? ...
0
votes
2answers
712 views

How to clone SD card from 16G to 16G if sizes slightly differeent?

I have 16G source SD card with 14.51G of actual size and I need to duplicate it to another 16G SD card with actual size 14.41G. I have found another question: Cloning SD card to different size SD card....
0
votes
3answers
399 views

How to clean up my /boot partition?

My /boot partition on my Raspberry model 3b is running low storage. I want to prevent running into feature troubles. I cant find any solution that fits my situation. Note that I'm pretty much a noob ...
1
vote
2answers
252 views

What is the best way to automate the generation of bootable SDcard images for Raspberry Pi projects?

For a new project, I plan to release ready-to-use bootable SDcard image files for various Raspberry Pi models (2, 3, Zero, Zero-W). The actual OS will be PiCore, the RAM-only Linux variant based on ...
0
votes
3answers
245 views

resizing the /boot partition after no space left on device

After some errors on the many pis I manage with raspbian buster, I had some no space left on device issues and saw that the /boot partition has only 54M /dev/mmcblk0p1 43M 23M 21M 53% /boot. I ...
0
votes
2answers
193 views

Creating my own raspberry pi img

I have used my raspberry pi for a specific project, where I had to change some configuartion in the rpi, install some dependencies and create a service so it launches at boot. Now that it's all done, ...
1
vote
3answers
184 views

Can I mount an USB stick (ext4) and create a backup of the Pi using the dd command?

I want to use the following command: sudo dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 of=/mnt/myBackup.img bs=1M What if the USB drive was formatted to vfat?
2
votes
3answers
62 views

Retrieve data from several Raspberry Pi disk images

I have about 40 Raspberry Pi SD-Card backups, dating back several years, with different projects, some of which I barely remember. As they are clogging up my harddrive (400+ GB), I would like to ...
1
vote
1answer
74 views

Back up system to hdd

I have a hdd connected to one of my raspberry pi’s that is on raspbian, now I would like to be able to backup my Linux machines 2 or more to that hdd on a regular basis to help with system restores. ...

15 30 50 per page