I’m looking for some FOSS to back-up my Ubuntu system and wonder what other people use.
I’m not asking about backing up my photos / my work, I can sort that.
Rather, it’s how to back up the system / OS so that e.g. if the disk fails, I can quickly and easily restore to a new disk and have Ubuntu running just as it was when backed up, minus my work.
Please note I’ve organised my disk (256Gb SSD in fact) as follows. A modest-sized partition for Ubuntu. A separate partition (the rest of the disk) for my work. I want the backup s/ware to work on the Ubuntu system, not the “work” (the latter would make the backups large and cumbersome, I’ll back up my photos separately). I think “system” includes a further small partition which the Ubuntu install makes anyway, and the boot sectors / Grub loader bits need to be part of the backed-up image also. And of course it would be nice if the image created included only the parts of the partition in use, and was compressed!