Frequent asked questions about raspiBackup. Every new user of raspiBackup should read all questions and answers.

So many people from the community helped to improve raspiBackup with their comments, improvement requests and beta- and fix test support and execution. It's time to mention them now.  I unfortunately don't remember everybody - sorry about this.

It's possible to add custom code which is executed before and after the backup process via two script extensions. They are useful if modification of the backup script is required to extent the script capabilities and will be lost and thus have to be merged again and again every time when raspiBackup will be updated.

Three sample plugins are available and can be used as templates for new plugins. The first three report the CPU temperature, memory utilization and backup partition usage pre and post a backup run. The last one is called at the end of the backup and can be used to execute different actions depending on the success or failure of raspiBackup.

If you create your own plugin please share it with the community and announce it's availability in a comment. If there is any function missing for the plugin please write a comment and I'll check whether it's possible to provide the missing function.

Following page lists all new features and bugfixes per raspiBackup release.

With raspiBackup you can create regular backups of your Raspberry. In addition you can restore a backup to any SD card. A new partition table is created on the target SD card and the backup data is restored on the partitions. If an external root filesystem was saved with raspiBackup this filesystem will also be restored to an external device.
 

raspiBackup helps to create backups of a running Raspberry with no shutdown or manual intervention which means your can save or clone your SD card during normal operation. An exported root partition will be saved too. Important services will be stopped just before starting the backup and are started again when the backup finished. Any device which can be mounted on Linux can be used as backupspace (USB disk, USB stick, nfs, samba, sshfs, ...). The backup image can be created with dd, tar or rsync using hardlinks. Resote is possible on Windows or Linux.  Raspberry USB boot images and NOOBs images are supported.

On facebook there exists a group for raspiBackup where news and other insights about raspiBackup are published

raspiBackup is written in bash and is published on github .

 

raspiBackup.sh is also used to store backups on Synology. I don't have a Synology and cannot execute any tests to help on any issues which pop up. That's  why I created this page to allow users of a Synology to share their experiences with Synology and raspiBackup via comments.