Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 2048 206847 204800 100M 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 206848 342042623 341835776 163G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda3 342042624 404957183 62914560 30G 83 Linux /dev/sda4 404959230 3907028991 3502069762 1.6T 5 Extended /dev/sda5 404959232 446902271 41943040 20G 83 Linux /dev/sda6 * 463683584 526597646 62914063 30G 83 Linux /dev/sda7 526600192 568543231 41943040 20G 83 Linux /dev/sda8 585324544 3907028991 3321704448 1.6T 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda9 568545280 585312255 16766976 8G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
as you see well, it is quite a mess,
I would like to rearrange partitions,
but i would like to learn something new from you as well - system backup
My current system is Debian Like
Help me start thinking properly:
about system backup - cloning what i have, and use it to start from empty hard drive,
how to properly do it?
but there will be later topics like:
*proper arrangement of partitions
[now i would do 30 GB for linux, 100 GB for home, 3 GB for Swap, and rest for files - what the best practices are suggesting?]
*file systems - ext4 or Btrfs?
*is there something i should know, but i may not?
*at the end there is grub waiting as well (ups!) - while you install linux it is setuping automagicaly, but if you install from clone? no idea