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One question about fsarchiver: can it make “hot” backups?
No, it can not. FSArchiver is mainly intended to create archives of unmounted partitions. Linux A may be backed up from Linux B. And vice versa.
Though mounted partitions may be also backed up. The risk of wrongly backed up files in them is up to a user.
…Also, I understood that fsarchiver is no longer developed.
It doesn’t seem so. FSArchiver is currently present in mainstream disrto: Arch, Debian, Fedora, Suse, Gentoo.
It misses only in Solus. I’m trying to package FSArchiver for it.
Justin Time (JT)
@new2antrgs the link to Archlinux Forum is talking about Manjaro what is very different to Antergos. Antergos uses Archrepos directly only adding its own packages and configuration. And also if you will have some left files from Antergos it will be a working system after switch.
As I mentioned in another topic:
there are other antergos files in the system beyond the installed packages. These files will have to be looked to as well. Just give a search as follows:
sudo find / -type f -name “*antergos*”
The problem with the approach of wanting to get rid of “antergos” from the system is that you will be left with an “orphan” system: it is not an Arch system (unless further modified). Just look at this thread:
That’s why I think that for those who can afford, installing an Arch system from scratch would pe preferable. At least with Arch the probability of developers disappearing suddenly is small.
One question about fsarchiver: can it make “hot” backups? Also, I understood that fsarchiver is no longer developed.
I am using rsync for backups. While the backups are not compressed, you can instead make differential backups.
I’d suggest one minor tweak - install Timeshift & make a snapshot before & after…
Excellent suggestion. Full system backups save a huge amount of time in case of troubles.
FSArchiver is as good as TtimeShift for doing backups. It’s up to personal tastes.
@brownkid84 Can’t speak to their experiences, but I can say that mine was quite painless.
I’d suggest one minor tweak - install Timeshift & make a snapshot before & after - that way if you do mess up, you can go back to the previous snap without having to reinstall. Also, do follow the instructions to the letter - one of the steps in particular will remove your pacman antergos db file, and if you don’t back that up & restore it as the instructions indicate you won’t be able to finish the cleanup.