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System backup tests

Yesterday, 06:28 AM

Posted by sunrat in Bruno's All Things Linux
Inspired by a thread on MX forums, I just did a test of several backup programs to test their speed, efficiency, and ease of use. All tests were run from a PartedMagic live USB key and backed up a siduction installation on a 25.9GB partition which had 12.1GB of data.

G4L, default options Lzop compression - took under 2 minutes but image was 16.3GB
fsarchiver, default options gzip standard compression - under 2 minutes, image 5.7GB
fsarchiver, bz2 compression - 20minutes, image 5.3GB
Redo Backup, default (not configurable) - 6 minutes, 6.1GB
Clonezilla, default, gzip - about 3.5 minutes including image verification, 6.1GB

I'm sure changing from default options would make a difference as all but Redo can use different compression.
For ease of use, Redo is the simplest as it has no options. Clonezilla and G4L are both a bit complicated but are quite configurable.
fsarchiver really impressed me though with it's easy to understand GUI while still having options for compression type, splitting, and even allocation of the number of CPU cores. I will be using it for my system backups in future.
Edit - it seems the GUI is called qt-fsarchiver which is currently not in Debian but available from Sourceforge and several distros. The .deb from SF won't install in siduction due to dependencies so I'll have to stick to running it from PartedMagic.


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what happened to my thread?

14 Aug 2019

Posted by jeffw_00 in All Things Windows
Hi - I recently started a thread here about Windows 10 putting my Desktop to sleep because of low battery.  I got some useful help from it, but today I notice the thread is gone?  What's going on?


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New xfce 4.14 setup

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Posted by securitybreach in Bruno's All Things Linux
My buddy created this :hysterical:

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