Backing up a Raspberry Pi Risc OS

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pixelblip
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Backing up a Raspberry Pi Risc OS

Postby pixelblip » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:55 pm

Hi there
What's the best way to back up a Raspberry Pi with Risc OS on it please?
Is there a way of cloning the drive in Risc OS when it's on.........or if not can someone recommend some software please?

I've got RPI Risc OS on the go now and it's really cool.
What would be really cool would be to back it up to the cloud..........or Google Drive

Thanks

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Re: Backing up a Raspberry Pi Risc OS

Postby dgrubb » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:20 pm

In Linux you can just clone the card using dd:

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dd if=/dev/<device> of=my_RISCOS_image.img bs=1M


where <device> is whatever your SD card is enumerated as, e.g.,:

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dd if=/dev/sdb of=my_RISCOS_image.img bs=1M


That leaves you with an image of your SD which you can then write back to another card by inverting the options:

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dd if=my_RISCOS_image.img of=/dev/sdb  bs=1M


Depending on your distribution you may need to prefix those commands with a sudo.

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Re: Backing up a Raspberry Pi Risc OS

Postby pixelblip » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:03 pm

Thanks a lot...

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Re: Backing up a Raspberry Pi Risc OS

Postby flaxcottage » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:39 pm

In Windows use Win32DiskImager.
- John

Currently running Level 4 Econet with BBC B, BBC B+ 128K, Master 128K, 4Mb A3000, 4Mb A3020, 4Mb A4000, 4Mb A5000 dual FDD; UK101; HP41CX setup; Psion 3a, 3mx and 5mx; Z88; TI-58c, TI-59 and printer, HP-16C programmer's calculator


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