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Can a Raspberry Pi be used to create a backup of itself?

This question answers the question of how I use an external computer to create a backup of my RPi. I'm wondering whether I can create a backup image of the SD card that is currently in use, and ...
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Howto migrate from networking to systemd-networkd with dynamic failover

Systemd's systemd-networkd can be used to replace the existing networking system on Raspbian. How does it work with Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi with two interfaces for ethernet and wlan? Can I also ...
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How do I make the OS reset itself every time it boots up?

I'm looking to set up a simple system for public usage, probably with Raspbian. I would like to set it up to be a specific way, and have it stay that way. The goal is for the entire OS to wipe and ...
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Imaging Raspberry PI via PXE

Apologies if this has been answered, tried searching but didn't find exactly what I was looking for. I have 5-10 Raspberry PI's coming in at a time that I need to load Rasbian (jessie) on. Currently I ...
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PXE Boot Raspberry PI Not working

I've been trying to get network booting working on the Pi, i'm using a 3B+ so this should work. The Pi is in it's own VLAN with DHCP running from a QNAP NAS in a seperate VLAN, the NAS is also running ...
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Booting from network and installing os

Is it possible to download any suitable os from network and install it same way like using pxe boot on pc? Update: Reason for that is saving time when installin multiple Raspberries without need ...
Roger Wayne's user avatar
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How to develop/automatic test Raspberry PI images without constant plugging and unplugging SD card?

I am new to Raspberry PI development. I am building my custom boot image. I am taking image file, mounting it on linux, adding/removing somefiles, unmounting, plugging sd card to cardreader, dd-ing ...
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Netboot PXE and usage extremly slow

I tried to use the netboot feature of the RPi3 and booted via network. Therefore I used dnsmasq of pihole, tftpd-hpa and NFS on another Rpi3. I want to use the RPi headless. The Boot takes up to ...
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Netboot raspbeery pi with nfs server different filesystem

I'm trying to netboot some Rpi 3B+'s, I have it working if I put the nfs server on another rpi, but if I use the same configuration, just put the nfs server on a Centos machine with xfs file system, I ...
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netboot Pi3 with no SDcard

I'm trying to boot a Pi3 from the network without having to use a SDcard. Currently, the PI3 will only boot from the network if I insert a sdcard with one single file: bootcode.bin - from that on ...
Ralf Hildebrandt's user avatar
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Remote dd a Raspberry Pi

I have a couple of Raspberry Pis running at different sites. I can access all of them over SSH and all of them are running read only file system. I need to fully replace the software on some of this ...
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Network boot multiple Raspberry Pis

I am looking into SD cardless network boot options for a bunch of RPis. I would like them to all boot from one server, which should provide either of two images to the raspberry, as well as an ...
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debian PXE server don't boot twice

I'm planning to do a Debian server which can deliver picore pxe to RPI 3/3+. I have dnsmasq which gives a correct IP in the range and will provide the correct tftpboot option with the "Raspberry Pi ...
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