Author Topic: Saving System w/ Remastersys for Reinstallation  (Read 167 times)

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Saving System w/ Remastersys for Reinstallation
« on: November 22, 2016, 06:14:29 pm »
I am unable to find Remastersy installed or via Synaptic, so that I can:

1.- Save my current system as installed; and

2.- Install it on a separate computer.

Is Remastersy no longer available?

Thanks in advance for your attention and response.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2016, 12:54:41 am by dhinds »

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Re: Saving System w/ Remastersys for Reinstallation
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2016, 08:43:58 pm »
Remastersys is not under development a few years already.
Somebody took it over, was developing it for a while, moved it from Yad to Python (?) based gui, and now is known as Linux Respin.
Don't know what is a present status now.

Anyway, I took over the original Remastersys in 2013 and forked it to 'sparky-backup-sys'.
It can be used in text mode, only 'sparky-backup-core' package requires, or with gui via the 'sparky-backup-sys'.
Nothing is easy as it looks.

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Re: Saving System w/ Remastersys for Reinstallation
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2016, 01:03:20 am »
Remastersys is not under development a few years already.
Somebody took it over, was developing it for a while, moved it from Yad to Python (?) based gui, and now is known as Linux Respin.
Don't know what is a present status now.

Anyway, I took over the original Remastersys in 2013 and forked it to 'sparky-backup-sys'.
It can be used in text mode, only 'sparky-backup-core' package requires, or with gui via the 'sparky-backup-sys'.

So basically, the name of the application has changed but you have revived the original and continue to supply it with Sparky.

Synaptic shows sparky-backup-sys, apps, desktop and core.

Thanks for explaining that.

Saludos from Guadalajara.

« Last Edit: November 23, 2016, 01:07:32 am by dhinds »

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Re: Saving System w/ Remastersys for Reinstallation
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2016, 09:33:43 pm »
I attempted to clone my system (based on Sparky Multimedia 4.4) in preparation for installing it on another computer using sparky backup system.

However, after selecting the user and running the program the following message appeared:

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The compressed file system is larger than the iso 9660 specification allows for a single file.

Try to reduce the amount of data you are backing up and try again.

The last time I did this (years ago) the resulting file was about 3.5 Gb, which is not more than the iso specification.

But this time, the
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/home/sparkybackup-sys/sparkybackup-sys/ISOTMP/live
is 6Gb.

gparted shows me that the 50 Gb / partition has 14.7 Gb in it and the 100 Gb /home partition has 55.1 Gb.

(And that is without my data, which is on another partition).

I assume that is the problem.

Any idea how to solve it?

What can I do to backup this system and transfer it to another computer?

Also, when will Sparky Multimedia 4.5 be ready?

Thanks in advance for your response.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2016, 09:36:12 pm by dhinds »

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Re: Saving System w/ Remastersys for Reinstallation
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2016, 01:56:06 am »
As the first think, try to clean up the apt cache:
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sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get clean
and try to build the iso again.

The point is that the compressed squash file system in the working dir can not be bigger than 3,99 GB to make an iso after.
If is still to large, try to uninstall something big in size.

Otherwise, make sure you have 'xz-utils' package installed and your backup config file:
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/etc/sparkybackup/sparkybackup.confhas the 'xz' compression enabled to compress more data (takes a little longer) then using standard 'gz' compression.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2016, 01:58:03 am by pavroo »
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Re: Saving System w/ Remastersys for Reinstallation
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2016, 12:38:12 pm »
As the first think, try to clean up the apt cache:
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sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get clean
and try to build the iso again.

That did it.  (I had to use su for
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apt-get cleanthough. 

Thanks again, pavroo.

The point is that the compressed squash file system in the working dir can not be bigger than 3,99 GB to make an iso after.
If is still to large, try to uninstall something big in size.

Otherwise, make sure you have 'xz-utils' package installed and your backup config file:
Code: [Select]
/etc/sparkybackup/sparkybackup.confhas the 'xz' compression enabled to compress more data (takes a little longer) then using standard 'gz' compression.

'xz-utils' package was already installed and 'xz' compression was already enabled