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any services to stop before trying to backup ?

Topics: 2. Documentation, 5. Support
May 12 at 8:29 AM
Hi SBF,

are there any specific services I should stop before I could backup the entire pi ?

sqlite = no server, so no I guess
cron = this should be stopped perhaps ? (though backup is scheduled at 00.00 each day)

apart from those, am I missing out on something ?

I'm trying to backup my sd card whilst in the PI

(trying this tool, raspibackup: https://www.linux-tips-and-tricks.de/en/raspberry/303-pi-creates-automatic-backups-of-itself/ )
May 12 at 1:03 PM
I don't see a reason why to take a complete backup every day (=overkill?)
I have a backup of the complete SD card with SBFspot installed and every day a backup of SBFspot.db on USB memory
If SD card crashes I simply restore SD backup and a copy of the last SBFspot.db
Anyway, if you want to backup, I don't think it's necessary to stop cron job and upload daemon.
May 12 at 3:37 PM
How do you do it with backup to usb then if I may ask ? Cause I'm having difficulties setting this tool up lol :(
May 13 at 11:06 AM
I'll add a wiki about backup with mail notification next week