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Restore backup failed (using rsync)

I specifically reactivated my never used account to answer this question, because I was having the same problems last week and felt like other people will too./rant About the actual problem, using ...
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Backup RPI to a Linux Machine via ssh

There is an inherent problem with your live backup approach: you need the entire file system to remain stable during the backup process, otherwise there is no way to guarantee that the backup will ...
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Rsync and copy errors between two hard disks on raspberry pi 4

Unless your HDDs are powered externally or you have a mod similar to this one, this is most likely due to insufficient power. USB disks consume less power when idle (just spinning), once you actively ...
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Do I need to stop services when performing a full system backup of Raspberry OS on a RPi4 using rsync?

The method of backing up is irrelevant; it applies to any (tar, rsync, scp, cpio etcetera) form of backup. If you backup a database, and the database changes while you are backing up, you may get a ...
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Failed to start Load Kernel Modules after rsync restore

The error described in my question/issue above was caused by issues of kernel files located in the boot partition. Originally I only backed up the files on the "os" partition of the Raspberry. So if ...
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Copy / Back up all images on Android phone to SD Card with folders

I solved it and thank you goldilocks for your answer. Android Side I installed the app Rsync Wrapper on my Samsung and configured it with the following parameters: Source: /storage/WXYZC-ABCD/DCIM/...
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SSH connection from Raspberry Pi to windows not working

The problem is that Windows doesn't automatically host an SSH or Telnet server. You will have to set one up on the Windows machine.
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Attempting to overwrite newly imaged SD card with older partition

dd may take quite a while, especially if there's a problem with an sd-card. For these long actions, I generally add status=progress to the dd command line. cp ans dd do very different things. With dd ...
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Backup RPI to a Linux Machine via ssh

The instructions you referenced make a copy (of the relevant parts) of the files on the root partition. To make a copy of an OS you ALSO need to copy the files on the boot partition AND the partition ...
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Restore backup failed (using rsync)

Most likely a mismatch between /etc/fstab and /boot/cmdline.txt. Other possible errors are a mismatch between the kernel version and modules. The process was designed to BACKUP and RESTORE to the ...
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Updating my application across thousands of nodes. What are the standard tools/procedures?

The professional OTA updaters include: Mender, rauc, swupdate These are power fail safe, as they do an "A/B" update. Two images: A and B, where A is the current running image stays flashed, until the ...
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