This is the method I would recommend.


I have BackupPC running on a dedicated machine using a 1 tb hard drive w/ 538gb used.


I shutdown the BackupPC server, reboot using Clonezilla, image the drive, reboot


@ 538gb it takes just over 4 hours to complete the process. Being this is a dedicated machine, I take it down in the am, back it up and return it to service. Normally, I do not run backups during the day so to not slow down my end users.







From: Timothy J Massey []
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2012 11:38 AM
To: General list for user discussion,questions and support
Subject: Re: [BackupPC-users] Any procedure for using 2 external harddrives


"Tyler J. Wagner" <> wrote on 10/25/2012 09:14:47 AM:

2) Exporting a single copy of a specific backup to a removable destination and moving that off-site.  (Option 2 above).  A variation of this would be to make the destination for the archive a remote filesystem already off-site, and there is no physical movement at all.