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How to backup sd card running raspibian to disk image? [duplicate]

I am running raspibian Jessie on raspberry pi 3, And I want to backup the entire raspibian OS to a disk image! Is it possible if I can backup to disk right from within raspibian OS running installed ...
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Cloning SD card on the raspberry pi [duplicate]

I am currently 200 miles away from Raspberry Pi at home and I have just bought the new Raspberry Pi to join my other one. I am wondering if I could possibly Clone the SD card through RP 1 (the one at ...
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How to backup my running Pi to my NAS? [duplicate]

I seem to be able to find lots of guides for backing up my PI that involve taking the SD card out, or running dd and hoping nothing changes. But is there any way to take a proper, system-level, ...
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How do I backup my Raspberry Pi?

I have been writing programs for my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) 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 ...
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How can I mount a Raspberry Pi Linux distro image?

Normal filesystem images can be easily mounted: mount system.img /mnt Examined, and modified. But when I try this with a Raspberry Pi system image (e.g. raspbian), I get: mount: unknown filesystem ...
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How to shrink an image file after allocating full space

I'm in the process of experimenting with backing up a Raspberry Pi (Raspbian) sd card. I'm using Win32DiskImager to read the image (from SD card reader) onto my HDD, successfully - but now the size ...
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Backup Raspberry Pi automatically, with incremental backups

There are some different questions and answers on this subject. However, when searching I have been unable to find an answer that could be considered "canonical" or that gathers the various options in ...
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Deleting NOOBS from SD card and only keep Raspbian

I've got NOOBS on my SD card, and chose to install Raspbian on it. Now what I want to do is to remove NOOBS from my SD card, while still keeping Raspbian and all of my programs/settings. I tried ...
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Using rsync to backup Pi

I decided to implement a rsync strategy similar to that suggested by @goldilocks https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/5492/8697 BACKGROUND I have a Pi, which is mainly used headless via ssh or VNC....
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Clone SD card via SSH over network

*Disclaimer: I can follow directions for Terminal, but I am not a nix user by default. I have a Raspberry Pi that I just had to restore. Before I get anything else installed I would like to create a ...
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Creating Disk Image of SD Card

So I've found this command: dd if=/dev/sdx of=/directory/for/image bs=1M But that gives me this error: dd: failed to open ‘directory/for/image’: Is a directory So I found that the directory has to ...
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Reverse the expand root FS

When installing Raspbian, the first thing you're told to do is to expand the file system to stretch across the whole SD card. Works great. But what if I want to save space when doing a disk image. Can ...
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Why is it necessary to “expand the file system”?

I'm new to RPi and and confused about why a step to "expand the file system" is frequently listed as part of the standard instructions for setting up a RPi (using a downloaded OS image). Why is it ...
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Backing up SD card generates a huge .img file

I am trying to back up a 16GB SD card as it is proposed here: How do I backup my Raspberry Pi? I have started with 2017-01-11-raspbian-jessie-lite.img and then did some work with FFmpeg (cloned & ...
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How to backup Pi microSD card intelligently

There's lots of tutorials about using win32diskimager. But a lot of times, the image you make from a 16GB microSD card is too big to restore even on the same 16GB microSD card. It might work, but it ...

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