Backup – How to Clone an Ubuntu Machine


I have an install of Ubuntu Maverick on slicehost, that I'd like to replicate on a different machine (a kvm VM install).

Is there a simple way of mirroring all it? I mainly care about installed programs, installations, mysql + postgres config/data.

okay.. so I guess I mainly care about everything. maybe except for network config, which I can fix easily enough.

Best Answer

Remastersys is a free and open source program for Debian, Ubuntu-based, or derivative software systems that can:

  • Create a customized Live CD/DVD (a remaster) of Debian and its derivatives.
  • Back up an entire system, including user data, to an installable Live CD/DVD.
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