I'm getting a new computer soon and I want to know how to get a backup of my Ubuntu system, and transfer it over to my new computer? How do i do that?

  • See also help.ubuntu.com/community/BackupYourSystem. Personally I only back up my data in /home and any system configuration files I edit + a list of installed packages.
    – Panther
    Jul 17, 2013 at 4:07
  • if you want to backup entire system - do what Wild Man said, if only personal dat - do what bodhi.zazen said :) blue pill or red pill (the matrix :) ) Jul 17, 2013 at 6:30

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The best way that I have found is clonezilla, it will make a complete backup which is actually an image and restore it to your new drive. Here is a link clonezilla

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