How to backup Retropie image for "experiment"?

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  • #88372
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    tandre
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    Hi guys, i’m going to “joke” a bit with my retropie image for trying a new controller… but I want a full backup (image?) cause If something will go bad I’ll return to my old configuration…
    How to do this?

    Thank you!

    #88389
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    robertybob
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    I’ve not backed up my RetroPie before, but the way I would do it is to put the SD card into my laptop and use Win32DiskImager to ‘Read’ (save) the SD card onto your PC/laptop.

    #88393
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    tandre
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    Thank you! I’ll try…

    #88394
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    Floob
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    You may find it helps to resize your partition before you backup.
    http://gparted.org/display-doc.php?name=help-manual#gparted-resize-partition

    This way it will always fit back onto the same size SD – you just resize when you image it back using the standard resize card tool in raspi-config.

    More info here:
    http://elinux.org/RPi_Resize_Flash_Partitions
    http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=190835#p190835

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    #88540
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    lightthief
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    So I tried this same thing.
    But I moved it to a larger card.
    Is there a way to resize the partition without deleting everything?
    I tried this but it didn’t seem to work correctly.

    #88549
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    Floob
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    I use gparted on a linux live CD to resize a partition with data on it.

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    #88631
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    peanut
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    is there easy tutorial to walk to to resize the partition before writing a backup?

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