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#26 2013-03-08 08:20:24

tritonas00
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Re: System tar & restore

Hi

No, the scripts work only for linux.

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#27 2013-03-10 15:03:01

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Re: System tar & restore

2.5 is up with LVM support and other improvements.

Have fun big_smile

Last edited by tritonas00 (2013-03-11 14:04:04)

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#28 2013-03-11 09:35:08

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Re: System tar & restore

i uploaded 2.5.1 (now syslinux.cfg generated with uuid's and fixed some typos)

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#29 2013-03-18 09:49:11

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Re: System tar & restore

A question re the option to save hidden files in "home" if I opt not to backup my full home directory

Where are these saved?

Can I create say a .wallpapers directory in my 'home' and get that therefore saved in the backup for future users?

What I am thinking of having is a backup which has all tweaks and other things I need but I don't need to save the home directory wiht all the docs, downloads etc. I can then create another user (still me) with a blank home later but with all the tricky bits, such as wallpapers, favorite icons etc accessible as hidden directories in""home"

your thoughts appreciated

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#30 2013-03-19 03:03:31

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Re: System tar & restore

In case you want to exclude /home directory, the script asks you if you want to keep only hidden files and folders inside it.

If yes, it will backup only those.( /home with only its hidden files and folders, so the user can login and all configuration is stored, without extra folders such as downloads videos pictures docs...So yes, if you create .wallpapers directory, it will be backed up)

If no, it will completely ignore /home directory. (Usefull if you have a separate /home partition)

I hope i helped smile

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Also i uploaded a new version with XZ support and other improvements

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#31 2013-03-19 09:41:27

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Re: System tar & restore

Tritonas00
Thanks that answers the question, makes it an even more useful script. All you efforts and responses appreciated.

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#32 2013-03-23 11:01:31

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Re: System tar & restore

I wrote two zenity wrappers for the main scripts.

git clone https://github.com/tritonas00/system-tar-and-restore -b zenity

Put the wrappers and the main scripts in the same directory, then run the wrappers as root.

If the aur package system-tar-and-restore is installed, the wrappers will use that as default.

zenity and xterm packages must be installed

Screenshots:

backup.jpg

restore.jpg

Last edited by tritonas00 (2013-04-08 20:14:11)

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#33 2013-03-23 11:11:37

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Re: System tar & restore

Nice!

Can this all be packaged into the AUR package so that one does not have to take care of the wrappers manually?

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#34 2013-03-23 12:13:33

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Re: System tar & restore

Yes, i will upload a new version with the wrappers included in the package.

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#35 2013-03-25 13:58:31

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Re: System tar & restore

Ι updated the aur package so now the wrappers are included. Also fixed some issues with Syslinux and i changed the main scripts names so:

For main scripts run: backup.sh or restore.sh

For the wrappers run: backup-zenity or restore-zenity

Enjoy

Last edited by tritonas00 (2013-05-09 23:04:36)

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#36 2013-03-26 13:47:54

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Re: System tar & restore

I uploaded 2.7.1 which includes better grub2 detection, and updated the aur package.

smile

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#37 2013-04-02 01:52:37

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Re: System tar & restore

2.8 is up.

fixed booting root in lvm with syslinux, added ability to pass any additional options to tar in the backup script and improvements in wrappers. (View screenshots above)

also now wrappers can run as normal user (they call main scripts with su -c)

Enjoy smile

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#38 2013-04-08 18:48:14

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Re: System tar & restore

I made a new demo with all the basics (interfaces, wrappers, arguments) and a restore from remote archive in btrfs root (+subvolumes), /home in lvm and syslinux.

You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4VlZhRqSlU

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#39 2013-05-09 23:12:26

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Re: System tar & restore

Updated to 2.9.2

Added raid support, ability to install the selected bootloader in all disks that a defined array contains, ability to symlink the backup archive and some improvements and fixes in wrappers.

Also today i tried to run a transfer from my arch live cd (made with archiso) to disk, and it worked.

All i had to do is a normal kernel installation inside the live system (pacman -S linux), make partitions and then run the restore script in Transfer Mode. smile

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#40 2013-05-12 14:36:26

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Re: System tar & restore

Updated to 3.0

small fixes and changes in main scripts and wrappers.

Last edited by tritonas00 (2013-05-12 14:37:31)

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#41 2013-05-22 18:15:36

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Re: System tar & restore

Updated to 3.1

tar/rsync stdout replaced by real-time progress info, added log to restore script and some cosmetic changes / code re-arrangement

Quick backup example:

2013_05_22_211205_1024x768_scrot.jpg

Enjoy smile

Last edited by tritonas00 (2013-05-22 18:16:29)

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#42 2013-05-26 20:27:29

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Re: System tar & restore

Thank you for this wonderful script it works perfectly for me in debian and arch i was also able to install a live cd with a a crappy installer simply installing a kernel inside the live system and then made a restore.
There will be in future an option to format partitions and another one to create a bootable live iso directly from the script just to have a  "all in one script" ?
Thank you again for your work
Mario  (Italy)

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#43 2013-05-28 13:28:05

tritonas00
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Re: System tar & restore

pillo1914 wrote:

There will be in future an option to format partitions

Maybe

pillo1914 wrote:

and another one to create a bootable live iso directly from the script just to have a  "all in one script" ?

You mean create an iso from the running system? I dont think so, this in not the script's aim and also there are other tools for this (debian--> remastersys , arch--> archiso)

Glad you like System Tar & Restore smile

For feature requests please submit them in GIT

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#44 2013-05-30 15:45:51

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Re: System tar & restore

Just wanted to say thanks for this. I did a clone live system to a usb HD and it did the job perfectly. A minor hitch occurred because I thought when it asked for the root partition it meant the root of the live partition. "Target Root Partition" might have removed any doubt.

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#45 2013-06-10 11:29:39

tritonas00
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Re: System tar & restore

thanks for the feedback stryder!

Updated to 3.2

Dialog interface now uses gauge while compressing/decompressing/syncing/downloading, the local backup file now symlinks by default, added manpage, error reporting for the bootloader installation, code cleanup and various cosmetic changes.

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#46 2013-06-19 11:57:54

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Re: System tar & restore

Updated to 3.3

Changelog is available in here

Enjoy smile

Last edited by tritonas00 (2013-08-31 21:12:34)

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#47 2013-07-04 08:39:12

tritonas00
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Re: System tar & restore

Updated to 3.4 and also uploaded a new demo video. You can watch it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o03AEflC6qI&hd=1

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#48 2013-08-31 21:02:17

tritonas00
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#49 2016-09-12 21:28:17

ahmetcgl
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Re: System tar & restore

Hello,
I really like this script and its gui.
I have 2 questions though:
Can I backup the system even when using the same system? I mean without booting with a live CD or ISO?
Where to backup the system apart from an external drive? Into a new LVM partition or a new director on root is reliable?
Thanks a lot...

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#50 2016-09-13 15:37:57

tritonas00
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Re: System tar & restore

Hi

Can I backup the system even when using the same system? I mean without booting with a live CD or ISO?

The only way backup.sh works is from a running system. It creates a backup of the running / .You need a live cd or an other system only for restore.sh.

Where to backup the system apart from an external drive? Into a new LVM partition or a new director on root is reliable?

Anywhere your running system can see. Make sure there is enough space.

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