Backup SD card before write image

  • Hello guys,

    I have a Raspberry Pi 2 with an old kodi.tv version.

    I'd like to update it, but I'd also like to make a previous backup of my sd card data with this old kodi.tv.

    I've seen LibreELEC USB-SD Creator only writes an image to the sd card.

    Do you know/recommend another app to do a backup (in an img or similar format) of the sd data?

    To be used in windows or ubuntu.

    Thanks and regards.

  • There is Win32diskimager which also allows making backup copies of SD cards.

    In Ubuntu there is also the 'dd' command for the more experienced Linux user.

  • Make a backup from the LE settings add-on inside Kodi then copy it off box for safe keeping ~ in most cases the backup file will be smaller (and thus quicker to create) than imaging the entire SD card. It also doesn't require any extra software and a future restore will be quicker too.