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Do I need to stop services when performing a full system backup of Raspberry OS on a RPi4 using rsync? <Closed>

Well I guess the title is pretty self-explanatory but to put a little more words on, I want to use rsync to perform a weekly, incremental backup of my RPi4 which is hosting Pi-Hole, Unbound DNS and ...
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Backup Pi onto same SD card, different partition

I am wondering if it is possible to: Partition an SD card into two (or three including boot partition) Install PiOS on one partition that it boots on Boot the Pi and make various software adjustments ...
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how to create .iso file from Raspbian SD card with two partitions

a few years ago, when I created my Raspbian SD card from a downloaded Raspbian iso file, it created two partitions - boot and data. Now I want to clone what I have into a larger SD card. How can I ...
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Backup with dd super slow when run as root

I have a simple script that backups Raspbian to a network share: sudo dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 of="/mnt/NAS/backup.img" When I manually run the script with sudo ./backup.sh, everything is fine, ...
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copy sd card through terminal

I'm trying to back up my retro pie SD card in case of corruption, but Retro pie does not have a desktop environment, so can't use the sd card copier tool. Is there some terminal command to do this? I'...
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How to backup a compressed version of your raspberry pi sd card image on Windows 10?

I'm interested in backing up my hard work and time invested RPi image with all packages setting and files installed in there and put it on a RPi zero w from RPi 4B so I've seen this thread on the ...
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How to clone Raspbian installation stored on SD card to a desktop computer?

I have the following setup: A SD card with Raspbian installed, that is to configured for my preferences. A Raspberry Pi 4 using the above SD card. A desktop computer with an Intel i3 2310M-...
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Backup SD Card To USB Flash Drive Automatically?

I am running on Raspbian. Is there a way to backup Raspberry Pi's SD card while it's running to a USB flash drive automatically? I want to backup an image file of the SD card on a weekly basis ...
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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? ...
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Failed to start Load Kernel Modules after rsync restore

After restoring the whole raspbian system using rsync, I get following errors during boot. systemd[1]: systemd-modules-load.service: Main process exited, code=exited, sta... systemd[1]: systemd-...
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What would be an appropriate external drive for RaspberryPi backups?

I am running my Raspberry 24/7 and would like to use a backup-script on a daily basis via a cronjob. That script puts certain contents together in an archive and should then store the archive ...
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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. ...
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Recover Raspberry Pi 3B+ / Raspbian Buster powered off during upgrade

Edit - I checked the version and the original SD A was actually at Buster. SD B is at Buster as well. My Raspberry Pi 3 B+ was turned off while running sudo apt-get upgrade. The SD card (SD card A) ...
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Pi4 backup/restore of /rootfs partition from bkup_rpimage

I've done a bkup_rpimage onto a USB3 drive using: https://github.com/lzkelley/bkup_rpimage From: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=12079 But try as I may, I haven't found ...
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Can I clone an existing OSMC installation onto a separate card that runs Berryboot?

So I have a Raspberry Pi 3B that I have setup to run OSMC. I would like to use the same Pi, but be able to boot from a choice of systems. Berryboot seems like a perfect solution, but is there a way ...
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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 ...
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Copy / Back up all images on Android phone to SD Card with folders

I am running a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B as a VPN Gateway with OpenVPN. On my Samsung S8, I have the app OpenVPN for Android installed and the VPN tunnel to my home network works like a charm. What I ...
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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?
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Determining correct image size for Raspbian backup to fit only real data on rootfs

I regularly backup my Raspi using a script that rsyncs rootfs and /boot onto a image created with losetup. This is the current branch I am working on: https://github.com/ephestione/RaspiBackup/blob/...
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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 (...
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backup raspberry Pi OS

Hello i am running ubuntu mate on raspberry pi 3 and i would like to back up the img of the OS straight to an external usb. Do you have any suggestions ? Is this going to work ? sudo dd if=/dev/...
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Create a minimal system backup, with personal files and configuration parameters, for cloud upload

There are currently many tools that let you fully backup a running Raspberry into either a clone device (SD/pendrive), like rpi-clone, or to a series of rsync incremental backups (RaspiBackup by framp ...
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Why can't Pi 4B read a copied back-up micro-sd card in a usb card reader?

I am using the SD Card Copier accessory to make a micro-sd card back-up. The back-up card (in a micro-sd to USB adapter) is recognized by the copier as sdb, and I know that the copying is OK, because ...
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My Raspberry Pi crashed after pulling out USB drive from it

My Raspberry Pi's OS is Raspbian Stretch Lite. My Raspberry Pi crashed after pulling out USB drive from it. I'm not able to access it via SSH. I have connected the SD card of my Raspberry Pi to my ...
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How to clone a ssd which I am using to boot

I have an SSD that is connected via USB to SATA cable to the Pi. I have a lot of files and settings saved on this SSD, I wanted to make a backup of this on another SSD, such that if something happens ...
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Backing up a raspberry pi over the network

I have 4 Pis. On each Pi I have mounted my Airport Extreme (Apple router that has built in storage) to /home/pi/Airport. I would like to automatically backup each Pi on a set interval. Would doing ...
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can I backup pi3 to a image file remotely to macbook?

My pi3 is placed 300+ kilometers away and I can't reach it frequently(probably 2 times a year). I would like to backup the disk image remotely once a month, almost all tutorials I found are for which ...
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Technologies to use in a peer to peer, file sync, high availability, cluster like, backup solution [closed]

I've been doing research on how to setup a self host backup high availability solution using raspberry pi's. The biggest requirement is master to master replication and cross platform client support. ...
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Is there any way to extract files from damaged backup.img file?

I have a raspberry pi backup.img file that I was trying to extract some of its inside files, I used different softwares to do that but all failed. I used Winzip but I got a message sys that this file ...
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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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Raspberry Pi UPS with LiPo Battery

I have been working on a battery back up for my raspberry. The idea is classic: connect power bank to wall outlet and raspberry to power bank output. It works well with only battery power. But when ...
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Backup Raspberry Pi without empty space on macOS

I've got an issue with making the backup from microSD 16GB card. My Raspbian installation takes up 2GB and the other space is empty. When I tried to use dd on my MacBook, I've got an image with 15....
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SD card copier fails. Backup hangs with “dphys-swapfile.service” message

I used the SD card copier program in the accessories menu. The SD cards are exactly the same brand and size. There were no errors during the backup process. When trying to boot from the backup SD ...
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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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Cloning the Raspberry Pi SD Card as a balenaEtcher-ready instal-able image

I'm currently working on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ with Raspbian Stretch, and I have installed several libraries such as TensorFlow and OpenCV. These installations took quite some time to do, and I ...
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SD Card Copier - Space lost on backup

I'm making backups of my SD card as a preventative measure using the desktop tool "SD Card Copier". Whenever I make a backup using this tool, I end up with 2GB less free space ("Available") reported ...
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Backup RPI to a Linux Machine via ssh

How to backup my RPI and keep it up to date without needing to create an image with dd. I want to do it from a linux machine via ssh. With the backup I want to be able 1) to restore the system on ...
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Restore backup failed (using rsync)

I backuped my RPI following goldilock's answer (Can a Raspberry Pi be used to create a backup of itself?). Running this: rsync -axHv --delete --exclude-from=rsync-exclude.txt --rsh="ssh" root@...
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Debian RPi distro that can automatically backup itself regularly

I'm looking for either a complete Raspberry Pi distro or something that I can install on top of a Raspberry Pi distro that can do the following: -Automatically make backups of itself to either the ...
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Rsync freezing when trying to backup

I have been looking at other threads. Some have said the problem is a permission issue, and some have said it hasn't been solved. I am using rsync to backup to a USB drive. When I insert the usb drive,...
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Use SD Card Copier to create backup to USB, then copy back to SD card?

I'm trying to make a backup of my raspberry pi (raspbian) so I can come back to this backup just in case something bad happens. The problem is that I only have 1 SD card. I know that you can use SD ...
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Remote Backup Home Folder on Raspberry to TAR to MAC

Can someone please help me out on how to change this to make a tar file of a user home folder on the Raspberry and move it to my MAC desktop ssh pi@xxxx "sudo dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=1M | gzip -" | dd ...
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Are there Restore Points alternatives on Raspberry Pi?

I have the following problem - we are distributing Raspberry Pi devices with our some software installed into it to our clients. Occasionally we need to update the current state of their OS (for ...
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Restoring backup of /etc on new disk image and best practices

My Pi crashed and lost data recently but I had an old backup of /etc and /home. When I reflashed the SD card I used a new OS, my question is can I just replace this /etc with the old one? I’m happy ...
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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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Problem backing up Raspberry Pi with Mac

Because I have installed a bunch of things for a larger project on my Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, I would like to backup the entire (bootable) SD card on my Mac. I tried to insert the SD card into my Mac ...
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Backup Raspberry Partition Layout?

I've noticed that when doing backups of Linux Machines there tend to be two parts: File Backups and partition layout backups. File Backups backup the non-os type files that are unique to you, and ...
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Why is my new Raspberry Pi 3 shutting down after inactivity?

My new Raspberry Pi 3 seems to shut down after a certain amount of inactivity. Is that intended behaviour? I've not found any documentation that says specifically whether this is supposed to happen, ...
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How to setup a simple No-brainer 'TimeMachine' like backups for Raspbian

Trying to create an experience as simple as the 'Time Machine' functionality for my RPi3 running Stretch. I'd like to have a few options if possible. Creating a backup to a sufficient capacity disk ...
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Industrial Reliability of Raspberry Pi for long-term use? [closed]

I need to automate my plant room, having a few water tanks and pumps. Will RPi 3 Model B be reliable for this purpose? It will need to be 24/7 monitoring. Any experiences? Any mathematical ...