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by billw
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Backup SD
Replies: 62
Views: 84542

Re: Backup SD

I solved this problem by writing a script that backs up the Pi partitions to larger or smaller SD cards using a combination of dd and rsync. It handles the two standard Pi partitions /dev/mmcblk0p1 and /dev/mmcblk0p2 but probably could be modified to handle SD cards that have a third swap partition....
by billw
Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: SD Card Backup and Custom Image...
Replies: 48
Views: 43117

Re: SD Card Backup and Custom Image...

If you have a USB card reader to plug your SD cards into, you can try a script I wrote that does backups entirely on the Pi. It backs up a booted Pi SD card to a card plugged into a Pi USB port. I use it to maintain backups of several SD cards I have and the backup SD cards can be a different size f...
by billw
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Making an Image file
Replies: 16
Views: 14926

Re: Making an Image file

I wrote a script (rpi-clone) that can clone running Pi file systems to a backup SD card plugged into a Pi USB port (using a USB card reader). It does a complete clone to a new SD card or incrementally rsyncs to an existing backup SD card. The only restriction is you shouldn't be running anything tha...

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