Hello all, I am new to Garuda OS, so far I am really liking it. I stopped using Windows altogether because of various reason, most importantly I hate that a lot of Windows software is by design not going to work with the next Windows version forcing you to have to pay money to upgrade. Long story short, I've managed to get setup using Garuda/Arch/XFCE version where I can pretty much do anything I want to do that I could do with Windows.
With the exception of one simple thing.
I was just wondering if there is some open source or free software out there that is easy to use to make an IMAGE backup of your Garuda/BTRFS/Hard drive where you can restore it?
I looked into Clonezilla, that was just too much for me to try and figure out, the last thing you need when trying to make a image backup of your system is one small mistake. Also looked into the spinoff of Clonezilla called "RescueZilla" it failed to work for me.
And just for the record, I was trying to back up Garuda Linux which ofcourse uses BTRFS to a BTRFS Partition.
Right now I am using the Timeshift snapshots but they are on my primary drive. I also installed "BackInTime" to save my home folder to my second drive.
While I get I can add the "HOME" folder to Timeshift and save it to my second drive, I just don't like that option. And if my main drive failed and I had to install a new one I don't know if a fresh reinstall and timeshift restore would work that way?
What I would like to do is make an IMAGE backup of the whole drive and save it to my 2nd drive to where if my Primary drive were to completely fail and I have to buy a new one I could easily restore it.
Is there any software out there that is Free that I could use to do this with?
I could save my Timeshift snapshots to my 2nd drive along with Back in time, but if my primary fails and I have to install a new HD I have no idea how that would work.
I have had hard drive issues where i have lost everything in the past and that's mainly why I am asking.
Image backup for me seems to be the best option if it is available by some means.
Thank you for your time reading all this.