The Bare Metal Backup/Restore app saves and restores both users' home directories and the configuration settings to and from a USB disk. It creates a single backup when it runs deleting previous backups.
If your system does not have this app available, you can install it via the Marketplace.
You can find this feature in the menu system at the following location:
<navigation>System|Backup|Baremetal Backup and Restore</navigation>
Bare Metal Backup is split into tasks that you may wish to perform. You can see those tasks here with a default view:
To get started with Bare Metal Backup, you will need to insert a USB device that you will use for backup on your system. After you have inserted the backup device, launch the app or refresh the page. In the section entitled “Detected USB-Storage Devices” you should see that your device is listed as in this example:
Confirm the initialization and erasing of the disk by pressing 'OK'.
The device will change to 'READY' on a subsequent refresh of the app.
Choose the archive you'd like to restore - Home folders, Configuration or Flexshares. Home folders and flexshares can only be restored if they do not exist - this is, after all a Bare Metal backup solution.
Typically in a Bare Metal restore condition, you can co a Configuration restore first followed by the other two.
If enabled, scheduled backups will take place daily at the time you select.
Choose between Disabled, All Notifications or Only Errors and Warnings
The e-mail address you want to send the notifications to. Please ensure you have configured the Mail Notification app as well or notifications won't work.
Once that was done I could maintain the file. Note that setting “Disabled” deletes the file, but BMBackup can then successfully create it again
If you need to do a selective restore, you can mount the USB device and extract the file(s) you need from the tar.gz archive. Use the “blkid” command to identify the USB device name.