Not clear on how it backs up the drive

Asked by Fred Yates on 2018-02-05

For a Windows machine, Acronis True-Image boots from a CD or USB then allows me to backup the entire drive to an attached drive through my USB port. The OS is not running, it backs up everything...

I can then take a blank drive (same size or larger) and restore that backup from that attached drive through my USB port. Then install that drive in my computer and it will have restored everything, so it will boot and run. Nothing else required.

In Ubuntu Mate 16.04 it can not do that. I know, I tried and interfaced with support for over two weeks.

I'm sorry, but I can not verify that Déjà Dup has that particular capability. Does it?

Thanks for your time, Fred

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Best Michael Terry (mterry) said : #1

Deja Dup cannot boot and back up for you. It requires running in your normal OS session.

It is designed for user data backups, not system backups. It may not serve your needs. Sorry. :-/

Fred Yates (fey42) said : #2

Thanks Michael Terry, that solved my question.