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    Default Make a image of an installed system Leap 42.1

    I have Leap installed and running, as I've spent some time getting it the way I like it and installing the software I want I'd like to take an image of the system. I have a USB3 port so Ill be interested to see how much faster it is but that's digressing.

    How do I go about making a bootable disk image capable of restoring my system on a USB pen drive?

    I've had a look at a number of posts but they all seem to be about making an image of the distribution not a restore image of an installed system.


    Thanks for your help.


    aamcle

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    Default Re: Make a image of an installed system Leap 42.1

    Hi
    You can use AutoYaST and upload that to SUSE Studio and use that to build your image, else there is Kiwi for creating an image.

    https://doc.opensuse.org/projects/kiwi/doc/
    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:KIWI_Cookbook_Start_Cooking
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    Default Re: Make a image of an installed system Leap 42.1

    If I read your request correctly, you want to clone your install and save it as an image file over USB.

    Check out https://partedmagic.com
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    Default Re: Make a image of an installed system Leap 42.1

    For the record I just realized this project has gone paid. That said, it might still be worth 9$ to you for simplicity's sake.

    It does use open source tools, FWIW and it used to be free, as in beer, as well
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    Default Re: Make a image of an installed system Leap 42.1

    I have been using "Terabyte for Linux" for years now to make cold-metal restores from my Windows and Linux systems.
    It supports large drives using FAT or GPT partion tables and much more...

    It only backs up ONLY those sectors that have data on them and you can backup to whatever media you want to, USB Drive,
    USBPen, DVD, NAS, etc... It can make those bootable for quick and easy restores to a totally empty/new disk drive
    UEFI systems are fully supported as well now.

    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-linux.htm

    They have versions for DOS, WIndows, and Linux.

    After many years of using it personally, I have introduced it to folks at my workplace and now its the
    backup utility of choice that we use here as well.

    It is also not free, but at $29.95 US, its something I feel is well worth the price to have in my utility set.

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