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Backup Fedora as ISO to boot up to another PC

asked 2017-11-12 09:52:37 +0000

Cyber Linux gravatar image


I am looking for Backup Fedora as ISO to boot up to another PC? With all configurations and files, hidden files, and etc... (everything)

Thanks in advance**

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Would be issues, as the new machine would not use the same device id for mounting your drives, and fstab would have to be updated. Install fedora, and just copy /home and all subfolders, then reinstall any software you had on old machine.

steveebey73742 ( 2017-11-13 04:53:36 +0000 )edit

Many thanks, but I would like to restore at least my HOME + all apps= could I?

Cyber Linux ( 2017-11-13 05:26:07 +0000 )edit

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answered 2017-11-13 14:09:30 +0000

I believe that Clonezilla(it's free) will do what you want

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Many thanks~ Clonezilla: it takes too much of disk as the image + not perfect with 2 machines when restore!

Cyber Linux ( 2017-11-17 11:34:35 +0000 )edit

answered 2017-11-13 21:43:56 +0000

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Just backup the a list of user installed packages (sudo dnf history userinstalled or sudo dnf history userinstalled > my-packages.txt) and backup your entire home directory (simply copy, or rsync, or use some backup software available in Fedora).

Then install Fedora onto the other machine, and restore the user-installed packages as well as the content in your home directory.

Optionally, you can also backup and restore /etc

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Many thanks~ So, what else I could back up with /etc + /home, and the packages.

what about the configurations that I did in gnome-shell etc?

Cyber Linux ( 2017-11-17 11:36:46 +0000 )edit

depends where you changed the settings for gnome-shell. If you changed user files and not global settings they are all in your home dir. (for example extensions are in ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/)

florian ( 2017-11-17 15:51:17 +0000 )edit

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Asked: 2017-11-12 09:52:37 +0000

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