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Notes: Most of this can be summarized in a few table entries (Discuss in Talk:System-tar-and-restore#)

System-tar-and-restore contains two bash scripts, the main program and a gui wrapper Three modes are available:

  • Backup: With this mode you can make a tar backup archive of your system.
  • Restore/Transfer: Restore mode uses the above created archive to extract it in desired partition(s). Transfer mode transfers your system in desired partition(s) using rsync. Then, in both cases, the script generates the target system's fstab, rebuilds initramfs for every available kernel, generates locales and finally installs and configures the selected bootloader.

If you plan to use the gui, install gtkdialog-svnAUR from the AUR.


Install system-tar-and-restoreAUR.


See the README.