Back up software

What would you recommend for a simple back up program?

Ubuntu 10.04 netbook

Backing up to what media? … and what do you want to backup?

Back up to external drive and mainly documents and settings although a full operating system and files would be interesting.

Ubuntu 10.04 netbook on Samsung NC10
Ubuntu 10.10 Toshiba Equium



then use Partimage or Clonezilla from the Parted Magic LiveCD to create an image of your hard drive


you could just tar (archive) everything:


you could use the dd command to do a disk dump:

Comprehensive reply, many thanks again