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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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Full backup of server [duplicate]

I am building a web server od Raspberry Pi 3. The system and the data will be on microSD card and I am curious if there's any way to automaticaly backup the whole card with data? I mean - if anything ...
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backup my whole raspberry pi so i can restore without re-installing or reconfiguring [duplicate]

I thought i did it all right. I had an image and backups from my raspberry When the Raspberry crashed I thought: "just plugin the copy sdcard in another raspberry and run" But it wasn't that simple (...
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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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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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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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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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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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how to copy sd-card whithout copying the unallocated space

I have a 32Gb SD card and I want to make a light copy of my os to make it work on a 16Gb SDcard. I wanted to copy just the allocated space so I used gparted to resize my rootfs partition. after that ...
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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 clone OS from SD to SSD using command line?

I have set up my Raspberry Pi 4 for use as a small home server, running OpenMediaVault. Currently, the Pi is running from an SD card, but I'd like to switch to an SSD. I've found several tutorials ...
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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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Easy backups and snapshots of a running system with LVM

LVM (Logical Volume Manager) has some useful enhancements. You can make a snapshot, then check new programs and if they don't work as expected or you don't like them you can simply revert to your ...
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