Sparky Backup Core lets you backup your existing Sparky installation, and create a new iso image of it. The tool is based and forked from Remastersys.
sudo apt-get install sparky-backup-core
Sparky Backup Core provides two tools:
Usage of the 'sparkybackup' tool in a text mode is manual only, preparations need to be done step by step by you, before starting the process.
The tool configuration is placed in /etc directory:
Edit the file by a text editor, as root, and change options as you like:
I suggest not changing the live system user name, simply leave is as it is (live).
Your desktop configuration should be copied to the /etc/skel directory to use it in a new live system.
Simply copy (as root) any desktop environment or window manager configuration to skel, for example:
sudo cp ~/HOME/.jwmrc /etc/skel/
sudo cp ~/HOME/.config/openbox/* /etc/skel/.config/openbox/
Make sure that the target folder exists in the 'skel' directory.
After creating your custom settings, the building process can be started via the command:
sudo sparkybackup dist
A successful build will place your new iso image, package list and check sum files in your working directory. Copy them to other location, before building next one.
After the building process is completed, and you copied the iso and other stuff to a different location, you HAVE to clean the working directory BEFORE making another iso image:
sudo sparkybackup clean
Starting from version 20171009, the tool was upgraded with text line shortcuts called “spb”, for example:
You might also read the Tricks & Tips page.