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sparky_backup_sys

Sparky Backup Sys

Sparky Backup Sys is a Yad based frontend to Sparky Backup Core which lets you backup your existing Sparky installation, creating an iso image, in graphical mode.

The tool is based and forked from Remastersys-GUI.

Installation

 sudo apt-get install sparky-backup-sys

Sparky Backup Sys GUI

Usage

Info

The Info option provides basic informations about the tool.

EFI

The EFI* option provides informations about support of creating iso images which will be able to run and install on machines with UEFI motherboards.

The most important is to download grub-efi related debs from Debian “testing” repository:

* 64bit (amd64): efibootmgr, grub-efi, grub-efi-amd64, grub-efi-amd64-bin, libefiboot1, libefivar1

* 32bit (i386): efibootmgr, grub-efi, grub-efi-ia32, grub-efi-ia32-bin, libefiboot1, libefivar1

and place them in the /home/offline directory; see 64bit (amd64): efibootmgr, grub-efi, grub-efi-amd64, grub-efi-amd64-bin, libefiboot1, libefivar1

32bit (i386): efibootmgr, grub-efi, grub-efi-ia32, grub-efi-ia32-bin, libefiboot1, libefivar1

and place them in the /home/offline folder, see: Sparky Backup System - Tricks & Tips - Tip2

Edit Backup

The Edit backup* option lets you configure the target live system's options, such as:

a. Working directory (make sure you need up to 20 GB of space to create 4GB iso image):

 WORKDIR="/home/sparkybackup-sys"

b. The live system label:

 LIVECDLABEL="SparkyLinux"

c. New iso image name:

 CUSTOMISO="sparkylinux-4.6-arch-desktop.iso"

etc.

Edit Installer

The Edit Installer options lets you change the target user groups.

If you are not sure, leave it as it is.

Clean Cache

The Clean Cache option remove all cached deb packages from your system, to reduce the target iso image.

The option uses command:

 apt-get clean

ISO

The ISO option starts the new iso building process.

Depends on your machine power and the target iso size, it takes from 15 minutes to 1 hour or… ?

After the building process is completed, copy the iso image, package list, allsums and log file to different location.

Clear

The Clear option removes/delates all files from your working directory.

Run the option everytime your built an iso and would like to build next one.

Viewlog

The Viewlog option opens stored building log file from your working directory (if exist).

You should also read Tricks & Tips page.

sparky_backup_sys.txt · Last modified: 2017/03/08 17:48 by pavroo