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Re: to save my Guix System installation

From: Soren Stoutner
Subject: Re: to save my Guix System installation
Date: Wed, 24 May 2023 15:28:45 -0700


One way to do this is to use images to copy the entire hard drive or individual 
partitions to 
a new location, which preserves all your data and configurations.  I have done 
that many 
times using Clonezilla.[1]

On Tuesday, May 23, 2023 6:09:23 PM MST Skyler wrote:
> If you declared all your packages in the file that contains your
> operating-system definition then you can just save that file and point a
> new guix installation towards it to restore your configuration. If you've
> run imperative commands (for example, `guix install some-package`) then
> you'll need to record those separately, `guix package -I` will list all of
> the packages that you've installed imperatively. I'm not sure about other
> imperative actions, I'm obsessive about doing things declaratively exactly
> because it makes this kind of situation easy to deal with (I have a habit
> of bungling up my machines and needing to install them fresh). If you can
> share more details about how you have configured your guix system then I
> might be able to offer more specific advice.
> Of course, this will do nothing to save your data, if you have data
> documents or other files in your home directory that are not system
> configuration then those will need to be saved separately in either case.
> Sincerely,
> Skyler
> ------- Original Message -------
> On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 at 3:50 AM, Gottfried <> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I have on one harddisk Guix installed,
> > on a second harddisk GNUinOS.
> > 
> > I want to reinstall GNUinOS
> > 
> > and may be later on the same harddisk,
> > on which Guix resides, reduce the size of the harddisk
> > and install Trisquel on a second partition on it.
> > 
> > To be on the save side
> > I would like to copy... my Guix to a separate harddisk
> > in order not to loose it.
> > 
> > So that I can in the worst case replace it/I don’t know what to call it
> > 
> > What are the options.
> > 
> > I was reading the cookbook, but the procedure is not clear to me.
> > 
> > What are the commands to copy/replicate my Guix System installation
> > to an external harddisk (via USB connected) and later in case
> > recopy it.
> > 
> > 
> > Kind regards
> > 

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