You are Here:
Install Updates Gimp Error - see Security & Bug Fixes Section Sticky



How do I create a .iso file of my personal Linux Lite system

Author (Read 1499 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Re: How do I create a .iso file of my personal Linux Lite system
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2019, 04:30:04 PM »
 

smhardesty

  • Forum Regular
  • ***
  • 155
    Posts
  • Country: us
  • Reputation: 23
  • Linux Lite Member

  • Linux Lite: 3.8 64bit

  • CPU: AMD A8-6410 APU

  • MEMORY: 4Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: AMD Radeon R5 Graphics 4
Quote
But isn't an external or 2nd drive a necessity for any backup system? Backup to main drive =  loss of backup if drive catastrophically fails.

An external drive is definitely not a requirement to backup. A second drive is probably recommended, but in the case of this laptop I have only one physical drive. It's partitioned with an 8GB SWAP, a 25GB partition as / for the system, a 500GB partition as /home, then the remainder of the 1TB is mounted under /media. I create a space on the /media partition to save restore points to. Actually, on my wife's laptop I don't even have a /media drive. It's just SWAP, / (root), and /home. I created a directory on her /home partition to save the restore points to. Systemback, or any of the good backup type software will save the system files and all your personal files in the /home directory. Now, as to how secure that type of backup system is will be hotly debated. Yes, if you save your backups or restore points to the same physical drive the system is installed on, you do run the risk of losing everything if the drive does a complete crash and burn.

On my desktop PC I have 4 physical drives and 2 optical drives. It's a leftover server I took in on trade right before I retired. I put a different MoBo in it and made some other changes, but the big case with all the bays and all the cooling fans on it was too irresistible. I turned it into my desktop for the office. On that machine I do save backups and create restore points on a different drive, then I copy all that drive to a second drive.

I have a couple of 128GB SD cards and a 256GB SD card. I will occasionally copy the contents of my laptop's /home directory onto one or more of those cards and then just dump it onto the big desktop PC. I had noticed some suspicious network activity not long after we moved into this house so I locked the whole network down and don't share any files or directories between any of my PCs. I lived in the country for nearly my entire life including the last 28 or 29 years before we retired to town so never had any worries with anybody attacking my network. Living in town is a whole different story. I still can't believe the number of open networks I can see. I just now checked and 3 of the open ones are available right now. Silly people.
Last Edit: January 30, 2019, 04:31:52 PM by smhardesty
Steve

If I was able to help, click my "Thank" link.
 


Re: How do I create a .iso file of my personal Linux Lite system
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2019, 09:04:25 PM »
 

torreydale

  • PayPal Supporter
  • Platinum Level Poster
  • *****
  • 1495
    Posts
  • Country: us
  • Reputation: 245
  • * Forum Moderator *

  • Linux Lite: 4.6 64bit

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-5300U (-HT-MCP-)

  • MEMORY: 8Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics
Deja Dup is good.  But for plain data backups, I prefer Grsync.  Search "Joe Collins Grsync" on YouTube.  He has good videos on it.
Want to thank me?  Click my [Thank] link.
 

Re: How do I create a .iso file of my personal Linux Lite system
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2019, 06:22:50 AM »
 

justme2

  • PayPal Supporter
  • Forum Regular
  • *****
  • 203
    Posts
  • Country: gb
  • Reputation: 25
  • Linux Lite Member

  • Linux Lite: 3.8 64bit

  • CPU: Intel i5 vPro

  • MEMORY: 8Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: Intel
Quote
But isn't an external or 2nd drive a necessity for any backup system? Backup to main drive =  loss of backup if drive catastrophically fails.

An external drive is definitely not a requirement to backup. A second drive is probably recommended, but in the case of this laptop I have only one physical drive.   
I did say external OR second drive but not a good choice of words on my part.
Users who have one laptop with one HDD and no space for a second drive need to consider an external drive to secure their backups. In my experience most users only have one machine but I don't know how that compares with members of this forum, who probrbly have a greater interest in the technicalities. A survey may be of interest! No matter what method is adopted, security of a backup is priority if averse to risk.
1) Lenovo T520 i5 LL3.8 8GB ram, fast & stable
2) Medion P4 32bit LL3.8 1GB ram, quite fast & stable
3) eeePC 901 32bit LL3.8 1GB ram, fast & stable
4) eeePC 701 32bit LL3.8 1GB ram, slower & stable but small and light enough to travel with me to New Zealand when visiting family in Blenheim.
 

Re: How do I create a .iso file of my personal Linux Lite system
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2019, 03:30:12 PM »
 

smhardesty

  • Forum Regular
  • ***
  • 155
    Posts
  • Country: us
  • Reputation: 23
  • Linux Lite Member

  • Linux Lite: 3.8 64bit

  • CPU: AMD A8-6410 APU

  • MEMORY: 4Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: AMD Radeon R5 Graphics 4


I will say that while I was still actively working and had a fairly large number of Windows users as clients, I showed, then taught everyone of them how to do simple backups via different options. I even created batch files to perform file backups back when I had large numbers of Win95 and Win98 users. Without fail, I received several phone calls every month from clients stating their "computer had crashed" and they needed me right away. Most often it turned out they couldn't resist the urge to visit porn sites, chat rooms, nor messenger clients and their PCs were literally eaten up with malware and other problems. Some of those clients I was able to help.

There were however, occasions when the hard drive had truly "bit the dust" and data was irretrievable from them bar a trip to an elevated "clean room". My first question was either, "Where is your most recent backup?", or "How recently have you backed your files up?" I'll venture to say over 90% and probably over 95% of the time they answered me with a "deer in headlights" stare.

So how important is a second drive? Not at all for those people.
.
Steve

If I was able to help, click my "Thank" link.
 

Re: How do I create a .iso file of my personal Linux Lite system
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2019, 12:29:14 PM »
 

FreddyM

  • New to Forums
  • *
  • 11
    Posts
  • Country: at
  • Reputation: 1
  • Linux Lite Member

  • Linux Lite: 4.6 64bit

  • CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P7450 @ 2.13GHz

  • MEMORY: 4Gb

  • VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GT216M [GeForce GT 230M]
Halloon Linux Lite 4.2 look under Settings for the tool "Disks"You can clone a drive as an img file.
 


Tags:
 


Install Updates Gimp Error - see Security & Bug Fixes Section Sticky