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Mebin Mon 7 Jan 2019 at 21:10:15
Raspberry Raspbian Backup Copy Clone Running SD Card

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Raspberry Raspbian backup copy clone running SD card

You can save/backup/clone/copy your OS by using SD card copier application in the raspbian.

For that you just need an extra empty SDcard.(same size or bigger i think)

You can do it by.

1. Insert empty SD card in Pi using usb card reader/writer

2. Format the new SD Card (maybe not realy needed)
.....i used disk tools mounting and more
.....menu->accesories->disks
.....sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility

3. Open menu->accessories->sd card copier

4.Select the proper device
...copy from device(sdcard running in Pi)
...copy to device(inserted sdcard)
in my case
...from /dev/mmcblk0
...to /dev/sda
see usb diskinfo df -h

It takes about 5-15 minutes to complete.
After that shutdown / powerdown your pi
remove old sdcard from pi sd slot
insert new card in pi micro SD card slot
powerup and boot the pi using this new sdcard.

And enjoy the same OS which you have it on the old sdcard

My old card was 16GB
New Card is 32GB Samsung EVO Plus WWW.ACTION.NL 8.95 and sometimes 6.95 Euro @ 8 jan 2019
https://www.action.com/nl-nl/p/samsung-micro-sd-kaart-/
No problem after boot, i have loads of space and its much faster
Both SD cards are class 10 but this new larger Samsung SD card is faster

i spend hours on this
sudo dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 of=/media/pi/mypi/SDCardBackup.img
DD and fckng windows that doesnt see SD cards
piclone or ksudo piclone, sudo piclone, sudo su piclone, i could not get running with succes
Funny
command of Raspbian menu => accessories => sd card copier =
env SUDO_ASKPASS=/usr/lib/piclone/pwdpic.sh sudo -A dbus-launch piclone

i think this is the easy way to backup copy clone a sd card , no second computer, no dd to img and fckng windows computer win32 disk imager like others suggest



in video Ray Lee has no monitor connected to the pi he is doing it remotely via a VNC connection from another computer
looks like a Raspberry pi 3B+
Raspberry Pi Clone OS (SD Copier)
Ray Lee
Published on Nov 5, 2018
樹莓派自身OS 完整備份或複製 => Chinese => Raspberry Pi own OS full backup or copy
https://youtu.be/YITRaMxhrtc

How To Clone Micro SD Card Raspbian Pixel OS
Brewtronix.com
Published on May 23, 2017
Hosehead Electric Brewery Control How To Video Series:
How To Clone Your Micro SD Card with Raspbian Pixel OS
http://www.brewtronix.com/hosehead


Some terminal scrot -d 5 edited with the gimp screenshots of my raspbian





if you want to format a sd card you could use
if not in raspbian menu, install in terminal with
sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility



if you want to format a sd card you could use gnome disks




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