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    Smile Suggestions to back up Ubuntu image and Firefox settings to external HD or cloud?

    Just finished setting up
    - Ubuntu 12.04 and
    - Firefox 28
    with all the addons I need to work with!.

    The whole OS and browser environment
    is just the way I want & need it
    to work...
    Great!

    Q:

    Any Ubuntu pgm/utility suggestions
    to easily back up
    a) the Ubuntu image
    b) FF 28 settings/addons I use

    to an external HD or Cloud ie Dropbox?

    (so that if my HD fails,
    I can quickly & easily restore my OS and FF environment.
    with all my settings...).

    thks! :-)
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    FEBE for FF





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    Thanks Wavy!.

    Backed up my FF 28 -
    with FEBE version 8 , as you suggested.

    The backup was quick and finished ok.
    The target dir was my dropbox folder.

    The latest v. 8 is available directly
    at the FEBE author's site:
    http://softwarebychuck.com/febe/febe.html ).

    I used the FEBE Option:
    backup "Both" (Addons & FF Profile).

    Hope that the "Restore" (if I ever need it...),
    will also work ok.
    Not going to test "Restore" now...

    Anybody has done a successful "Restore with FEBE v.8?

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    2)
    Separately,
    any suggestions
    on also saving my Ubuntu 12.04 environment / image
    to an external HD?

    Objective:
    To quickly restore my Ubuntu working environment,
    in case my main HD fails...

    I did use Ubuntu's included pgm:
    DejaDup,
    but it seems to only
    back up user data, files, etc,
    not an image of the entire Ubuntu environment.

    So, in case of restoring the HD,
    all programs and executables
    would have have to be manually re-installed again,
    right?

    Any suggestions most welcome!
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    Hi ,

    Parted is a well known Linux partition editor ... which allows partition imaging ...
    There's also Clonezilla , GParted .. or .. if you want a command line app .... dd ...

    http://lifehacker.com/5891933/the-be...-app-for-linux

    Cheers ,

    Evan .

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    I have used remastersys for several years to make an image - in my case from Mint 12 to Mint 16. I first used it on Ubuntu but have not used Ubuntu recently.

    remastersys can be found in the Synaptic. You will need both packages. NB. I believe the development of the package has changed recetly. remastersys writes the image to home/remastersys

    In my case I have little data in my home. It takes about 16 minutes to make the image and about five minutes to copy to a usb and then test the image. It takes about 15 minutes to restore the image.

    Brian
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    Do Acronis, Macrium and the other well known imaging software not work with Linux?

    I ask as I am contemplating experimenting with Linux.

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    Apparently, Remastersys
    no longer an available backup solution.

    It has been removed
    by its author - see:
    http://www.remastersys.com/

    I'm trying out, instead:
    Redo Backup
    http://redobackup.org/

    Redo Backup seems to be dead-simple to use
    as an HD image backup solution...

    And that's what I need, really.

    What I wonder is:

    if my Motherboard dies
    and I need to restore the image
    (which I made previously),
    to a completely new PC,
    will the HD image Restore work ok?
    (I know, an inocent question...).
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    SF99

    Yiou are correct that remastersys has been discontinued but see http://sourceforge.net/projects/os4s...sys%203.0.4-2/ where you can downlod the latest version. remastersys can be found in the Mint Repositiory and that is the easiest way to install it.

    Brian

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