I need to restore my Ubuntu OS to an earlier time period. I have been suing Systemback to save backups of my system periodically. The problem is that .sblive files are created instead of the .iso because of the 4GB limit. How can I use the .sblive file I have to restore my OS?


Just write the .sblive file to a USB key, with Systemback.

Then boot this pendrive and start the Systemback. Perform a system copy without partition formatting. This is the simplest method.

Note The .sblive file must be in your /home/ directory.


i found a solution:

To generate the ISO file:

mkisofs -iso-level 3 -r -V sblive -cache-inodes -J -l -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -c isolinux/boot.cat -o sblive.iso sblive

pd: Install mkisofs from here https://sourceforge.net/projects/cdrtools/

i don't prove it yet but it worth to try

I find this solution here: https://answers.launchpad.net/systemback/+question/273061

  • mkisofs is included in the genisoimage package. No need to install anything from source. – David Foerster Sep 25 '17 at 7:27

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