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Questions about what and how to backup your Raspberry Pi

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Restoring a Raspbian system with an rsync ssh backup: permissions at backup time

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 running Raspbian Jessie. It is being used as a reverse proxy for my various self-hosted services, it is running openHAB, it is my mosquitto server, etc. I would like to create ...
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Cloned Jessie image fails to acquire a dhcp address

I have a very nasty issue with Jessie :-( Background: I wrote a tool called raspiBackup which backups and restores a Raspberry and because it works fine for me and helped me multiple times to recover ...
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e2fsck on Raspberry Pis

I need to run e2fsck on the raspberry pi, because I want to create a shrinked Backup. I have mounted an external server inside /mnt/BACKUP. There I have created an bash script. It will first create a ...
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How to manage installed apps, settings, and other tweaks (back-ups)

I use my Pi for a couple things: SSH VNC SMB + mini dlna Game streaming I have also installed some stuff on it like pihole. I might wanna start using it for hass.io as well at some point; perhaps ...
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Rescue file from backup

I made test backup from my Raspberry sd-card to usb-stick using SD Card Copier and now i need to rescue one text file from it. Earlier when i plugged it in, it said "unrecognized format" or ...
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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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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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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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Cloning my Raspbery Pi OS without an SD card [duplicate]

I'm running this OS version on my raspberry pi version 4 ... # uname -a Linux raspberrypi 5.10.17-v7l+ #1421 SMP Thu May 27 14:00:13 BST 2021 armv7l GNU/Linux I want to clone my current OS into a ...
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How to backup entire Raspberry pi SD card over network?

There are several questions like this but they are a bit old. I have a pi zero running Raspbian. The pi is enclosed in a metal case (don't worry, it's vented) and I can only access the SD card by ...
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Pi 4 - Any good Backup Solutions for Backing Up attached External HDD to another attached external HDD on a Schedule

I am looking at building a Pi 4 NAS using Open Media Vault using some gear I have lying around the house. I have a external WD USB 3.0 HDD and an external 4TB USB 3.0 HDD I was planning on setting up ...
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Can't backup RPi using dd. One partition causing issues

I've been trying to backup my RPi Model B but I'm having no luck whatsoever. Here's what my Macbook's terminal shows under "diskutil list": /dev/disk2 (internal, physical): #: TYPE ...
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How do I reassemble a RAID1 array after reflashing the boot SD Card?

I created a Raspberry PI NAS using mdadm and two USB hard drives I followed the instructions here https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/articles/build-a-raspberry-pi-nas After using it for a few weeks, the ...
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How to clone a Pi that has flash instead of an SD card

I'm working with the Pi CM3+, which has 32GB of flash memory (at least my specific one does). While of course it needed an image on an SD card to initially boot, since then it has been operating ...
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How to backup a Raspberry Pi over SSH?

I tried following: ssh <pi>@<ip> "sudo dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=1M | gzip -" | dd of=~/Desktop/pibackup.gz sudo: no tty present and no askpass program specified 0+1 records in 0+1 ...
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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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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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Copy my setup from a non-booting SD card to a fresh USB install

Alright, long story short, I've been running a copy of Raspbian Lite for a while on a RPi 4, off a MicroSD card. I'm using it along with a couple of USB3 drives as a makeshift NAS, where I store my ...
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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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Installed Raspbian and can't backup with Timeshift

I haven't seen this issue posted anywhere else. It's not the same issue. Basically, I'm installing Raspbian with a fresh install. I boot into it and am immediately low on disk space. Here's why: df -h ...
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Shrinking image file I cant open [duplicate]

I have a certain custom Raspbian image downloaded from the internet for a project which I need to use. The file is a little less than 32 GB and I am having issues getting a card which can fit that ...
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Use Overlay, ext4 and squashfs filesystems, to create flashable Raspberry Pi SD Card

Here's one for the guru out there.. I use a Raspberry Pi 3B+. It has an SD card with two partitions. So the layout is: mmcblk0 179:0 0 59.5G 0 disk ├─mmcblk0p1 179:1 0 256M 0 part /boot ...
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Can preserve LVM partitions while changing sd card and os?

I want to make a NAS storage with Raspberry Pi and attached drive. I would like to create partitions on my drive with LVM, but I'm afraid, that once my sd card with os breaks, I will lose my all data, ...
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Piping dd with pishrink and ssh to remotely create a shrunk backup image of a raspberry pi

I usually create remote backup image of my raspberrypi from my macbook by using: ssh pi@xx.x.x.xx "sudo dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=1M” | pv | gzip - | dd of=/Users/USER/Downloads/pibackup.gz There ...
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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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Truncating SD card image

I backed up my Raspbian install with dd: dd id=/dev/sdb of=/home/user/raspbian-backup.img That gives me a img of the whole card (16GB). Then I followed a tutorial to resize the image and used: ...
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Raspberry 4 - NAS, slow copying over the network

Raspberry 4 - NAS, slow copying over the network I have problem with copying backup speed over network, currently only 30MB/s. How can I confirm that this is the maximum data backup speed? I tested ...
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How do I make a backup with DD? [duplicate]

I installed Arch-Linux-ARM on a 128GB SD-card for my Raspberry Pi. Now I want to make a backup. There is less than 1.5GB of data on the SD card and if I want to make an image with DD, DD wants to read ...
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Problem copying SD card with `dd` on OSX

i am trying to back up my sd-card(16GB) with Mac using: sudo dd if=/dev/rdisk3 of=~/Desktop/raspberrypi20161117_r.dmg bs=1m Output: dd: /dev/rdisk3: Input/output error 2996+0 records in 2996+0 ...
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MySql backup database every night

I have service and MySql database on my Raspberry Pi 2B. Yesterday, my SD card in my phone died. I started thinking about database backup on my Raspberry Pi. Anybody have any experience with this? I ...
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Do I need to stop services when performing a full system backup of Raspberry OS on a RPi4 using rsync?

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 SanDisk Ultra 32GB using Win32DiskImager or Roadkill

I formatted the SD card using Windows Vista and SD Formatter. Then I copied NOOBs files, inserted it into the PI3 and installed all my softare (Raspberry...). The system works but I am unable to ...
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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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Raspberry Pi boot error after restoring from image

a few days ago my raspberry started to have problems while running which pointed to a defect file system. So I wanted to restore it with an image I made before one week, when everything worked fine. 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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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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Can I backup my SD card with Disk Utility on OSX?

I see a lot of backup instructions like this: How do I backup my Raspberry Pi? ...involving the command line in OSX. But can't I just use the OSX "Disk Utility" to create a "New Image" from the ...
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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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Restore PI from Pi itself

Just started playing around with a raspberry pi model b+ I've had sitting around for ages and I had a question? Is it possible to restore a Raspberry Pi from itself? E.g: Can I put an image on the ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible that an SD is broken and I can not make an image out of it?

I'm trying to make a system image for a backup of my rpi3 microSD, but when I try to restore it do not works. First method I've tried is dd on Linux with this well known commands: sudo dd bs=4M if=/...
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Backup of SD image on Mac could not be written back to same-size SD: too large

I've built a beautifully crafted SD card for my application using a Raspberry Pi Zero. Before shipping it to my customer I've made a backup. What I did on my Mac BookPro is Open DiskUtility Menu `...
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HDDRawCopy for backing up Rasperrry Pi SD cards

I routinely backup my Raspberry Pi SD card to my PC using HDDRawCopy. It works fine and basically I'm happy. However, several months ago I backed up one of my Pi's and proceeded to continue ...