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Good reason for doing a periodic complete OS backup to the USB Spinnys is all the installed apps. Timeshift, or Windoze "System Restore" both work well for what they are intended but in the event of a corrupted OS drive you lose those backups.

It doesn't take that long to re-install any OS, it's the time and trouble to find and re-install all the friggin apps and utilities. In my case there's a mess of them!

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I use a dual drive dock to duplicate the drive to another exact replacement every now and then to supplement the backups. Way faster whole drive backup and reliable recovery. Fail-over down time is 5 min + most recent backup restore. The fail-over drive lives in the gun safe in a heat sealed metalized bag.
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LuckyBackup runs in Scheduled Mode for backing up the primary /home partition to the 2nd separage /backup partition... so I have two copies on the main SSD, and a 3rd on a spinner USB.
LuckyBackup? Who thought up that stupid name? Last thing I want is my backups to be thought of as lucky. ReliableBackup would be much more of a confidence builder.
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Good reason for doing a periodic complete OS backup to the USB Spinnys is all the installed apps. Timeshift, or Windoze "System Restore" both work well for what they are intended but in the event of a corrupted OS drive you lose those backups.

It doesn't take that long to re-install any OS, it's the time and trouble to find and re-install all the friggin apps and utilities. In my case there's a mess of them!



Apparently, you are not familiar with Aptik??


the purpose of Aptik is to scan and record all of your Applications...
then if you do a rebuild of the OS, it is only needed to be sure you have the single App 'Aptik' installed.
once that is done, you point it at the backup file and it will then rebuild your OS right back to where it was before it crashed.


I have done this many times "cloning" my OS to 3 other PCs, all different brands and models... it don't care... it just needs the same OS and Desktop version to clone back to.


Linux Aptik backup & restore utility https://teejeetech.in/2017/11/19/aptik-ng-preview/


it is now is Software Manager do not use this version, it won't update correctly.

the new way that TJ has, now works better, as he split it into two apps, not one.


Main:

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install aptik



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apt install aptik-gtk


The new version works different:

And Contrary to TeeJee's comments, it does NOT show up in Accessories, it shows up in the Administration menu.



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Thanks. I haven't used or needed it but if I were setting up a lot of machines it could be useful given the speed at which Linux does it's initial installs.

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yeah,
Aptik runs pretty fast. ( speed is a relative thing, HDD slow? or SSD )

you just start it and walk off.


when it is done, it reboots the PC.



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The order has been processed and the part is on the way. I did find a 250gb test drive and I do believe it has Cinnamon on it and that was the one that discovered the laptop had a second hard drive. I remember testing it on the Dell as well as the Toshiba.
One of my neighbors has a ChromeBook and he had it checked for a virus/malware, the tech told him that ChromeBooks don't get them but then I thought to myself you have no privacy with anything from Google as they spy on you. Tried to get the nitwit to try Linux and it was a no go.


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One of my neighbors has a ChromeBook and he had it checked for a virus/malware, the tech told him that ChromeBooks don't get them but then I thought to myself you have no privacy with anything from Google as they spy on you. Tried to get the nitwit to try Linux and it was a no go.

yup,
that is like my Verizon Tablet that I just won off of eBay... came in Saturday, and I have been playing around with it..... not sure yet, just how it is going to fit into my scheme of using the Internet just yet.


But, as it is Android, and it has me logged into Google, they know what I have searched for...... but....... for me, that is a good thing. It does not matter whether I used a laptop PC, my cellphone, or the Tablet, when I search for something that I was just doing an hour, or yesterday, it shows up in the Recent Search list.... me? I like that.



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But, as it is Android, and it has me logged into Google, they know what I have searched for...... but....... for me, that is a good thing. It does not matter whether I used a laptop PC, my cellphone, or the Tablet, when I search for something that I was just doing an hour, or yesterday, it shows up in the Recent Search list.... me? I like that.
I can now see why you tag me as a paranoia freak. It appears from your perspective on security/privacy that a very large number of us would fit that category.

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If you are worried about the lifetime of an SSD, read this, and also read the articles linked in orange text...

They tested a bunch of SSD's to total destruction, and you'll be surprised at the results!

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015...er-than-rated/

I've been slowly replacing "Spinny" drives with SSD in all the machines around here for the OS, a couple of them are nearing 10 yrs old now (One in a machine that's been running 24/7 since 2009) and yet to see ANY degradation on any of them......

Thanks for sharing this .

You know, windows didn't get that bad over night! It took fifteen years of careful development!
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