Just came across Systemback via this article. Anyone given this a try with Linux Mint?
Systemback makes it easy to create backups of system and users configuration files. In case of problems you can easily restore the previous state of the system. There are extra features like system copying, system installation and Live system creation.
It installs. Pretty easily via a PPA if you'd rather:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nemh/systemback
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install systemback
I've played with it a bit. Seems to do what it says. I have yet to try any real
emergency recovery tasks with it however.
One part that seriously interests me is the feature to create a live
image from your system. The Unixmen blog mentioned it a few months ago:
Live System Create:
This is one of cool and notable feature of Systemback. Unlike other system backup and restore tools, Systemback will let you to create a live CD/DVD of your current system with or without the users data files. Later, you can use this Live CD/DVD on other system, also you can install it if you want.
Starting with a minimal NIX installation, this might be an extremely quick and easy way to roll a custom live distro for yourself. Especially now that "Mr. Clem" has seen fit to kill off the official remastering utility Mint used to provide. There's been some bug reports filed about it for Systemback. But it seems to work well for most people who've tried it.
Unixmen had a write-up (with pretty pictures!) if anybody is interested in learning more about it. You can find it here