Computer with UEFI.The OS was Ubuntu 13.04 x64.Two backup options were made: via squashfs-tools, via deja-dup.
It is necessary to restore.He made a recovery from the image of squashfs, having previously booted from live cd.I reboot, the system refuses to boot.I understand that it is possible that I copied the files from the image, only to the root partition.Forgot about the small boot partition/boot.I try again, copying the necessary files there from under the live sd.The result is the same.
Okay, try another option.I rearrange the system, and recover from the full deja-dup backup which contains the root partition.As a result, I get some kind of curved system.Both backups did NOT include the “home” folder.She copied separately.I am very interested in why the backup through squashfs did not work correctly.

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Why do you need a backup system?
You can make a backup of configs and data, as well as a list of packages.
If necessary, install the system from scratch, put packages on the list, return configs to places.
  • And what if the package is updated and the config is different for it? Your decision already requires extra time, and then go and figure out where there is no match. – Enthusiastic94 Jan 24 '14 at 09:52
  • I assume that the system at the time of the fall you have up to date, and not three years ago. – Romantic Boxing Jan 24 '14 at 10:38
  • It is possible (even necessary) to memorize and set specific versions of the package. Debian package manager can do this: apt-get install =. – Important72 Jan 24 '14 at 12:21
  • Hmm, the command was beaten: apt-get install package=exact_version – Important72 Jan 24 '14 at 12:21
Yes sir.I want to minimize the recovery time.squashfs backups quickly and quickly recovers.The description says that even with the rights.That attracted me.
And what does “correctly” mean for you to backup? What are the criteria?
  • Well, of course. Correctly make a backup in such a way that it would be possible to recover at the time when it was done, and that the system would work without problems. In the ways that I described, this did not work. – Deranged21 Feb 20 '14 at 09:32