Is Clonezilla the best backup system for Ubuntu 12.04.5? And if so, what do I need to do to download it...ie: Do I need to partition files? If so, how to do this. Thanks.
You could try this question: Comparison of backup tools– WilfOct 3, 2014 at 20:42
flagging this too broad– JanOct 3, 2014 at 21:22
Backups is kind of complicated, because everybody has different needs.
Clonezilla is an option, as you mentioned, but for a desktop system something lighter like Duplicity or Deja-Dup might be a better fit, as smaller, incrimental backups can be stored on a remote server or an external drive.
Tarsnap is a lighter, secure alternative.
If you've got multiple systems in your environement, something like Bacula might also be useful, but requires a much more complicated setup.
Thank you K. Daien Freeheart. I'm going with Clonezilla after researching all of your suggestions.– 2-signetOct 7, 2014 at 20:12
Note: Dega-Dup seems to work fine for /home, but so far fails to backup protected system files. People suggest sudo deja-dup --backup but that can't find my plug in USB drive. Jul 22, 2016 at 22:25