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 ===== Sparky Backup System - Tricks & Tips ===== ===== Sparky Backup System - Tricks & Tips =====
  
-It can help with managing the backup tool and fix some problems if any.+Tricks and tips to help with managing the backup tool and fix some problems if any.
  
 ==== Tip 1 ==== ==== Tip 1 ====
  
-The script can build an iso image from self compressed squashfs (done during the whole prosess) which **CAN NOT** be bigger then 3.99 GB. It means if the building process stops with a message:+The script can build an iso image from self compressed squashfs (done during the whole process) which **CAN NOT** be bigger then 3.99 GB. If the building process stops with a message:
  
    The compressed filesystem is larger than the iso9660 specification allows for a single file. You must try to reduce the amount of data you are backing up and try again.    The compressed filesystem is larger than the iso9660 specification allows for a single file. You must try to reduce the amount of data you are backing up and try again.
  
-you have to remove/​uninstall some stuff from the system and try again.+you need to remove/​uninstall some stuff from the system and try again.
  
 ==== Tip 2 ==== ==== Tip 2 ====
  
-The tool builds BIOS compatible iso system as default. If you would like to build the iso image which will be BIOS and UEFI compatible, you have to:+The tool builds BIOS compatible iso system as default. If you would like to build the iso image which will be BIOS and UEFI compatible, you need to:
  
-a. Create '​offline'​ folder in the system'​s /home directory:+  * a. Create '​offline'​ folder in the home directory:
    sudo mkdir -p /​home/​offline    sudo mkdir -p /​home/​offline
  
-b. Change the folder owner to you (an option, can be managed as root):+  * b. Change the folder owner to you (as option, can be managed as root):
    sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /​home/​offline ​    sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /​home/​offline ​
  
 (change $USER to your user name) (change $USER to your user name)
  
-c. Download deb packages from Debian repository (testing if you build Sparky based on Debian '​testing';​ or stable if you build Sparky based on Debian '​stable'​):​+  * c. Download deb packages from Debian repository (testing ​versions ​if you build Sparky based on Debian '​testing';​ or stable ​versions ​if you build Sparky based on Debian '​stable'​):​
  
 64bit (amd64): efibootmgr, grub-efi, grub-efi-amd64,​ grub-efi-amd64-bin,​ libefiboot1,​ libefivar1 64bit (amd64): efibootmgr, grub-efi, grub-efi-amd64,​ grub-efi-amd64-bin,​ libefiboot1,​ libefivar1
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 32bit (i386): efibootmgr, grub-efi, grub-efi-ia32,​ grub-efi-ia32-bin,​ libefiboot1,​ libefivar1 32bit (i386): efibootmgr, grub-efi, grub-efi-ia32,​ grub-efi-ia32-bin,​ libefiboot1,​ libefivar1
  
-and place them in the /​home/​offline folder.+and place them inside ​the /​home/​offline folder.
  
-Make sure that the placed debs are in the same versions as available by APT before building the new iso.+Make sure that the placed debs are in the same versions as installed in your system ​before building the new iso.
  
 ==== Tip 3 ==== ==== Tip 3 ====
  
-Do not place much stuff in the /etc/skel directory. It breaks the live system user configuration and it won't start.+Do not place much stuff in the /etc/skel directory. It breaks the live system user configuration and it will not boot properly.
  
 The best way is to move only your desktop config files (if any) to the skel.  The best way is to move only your desktop config files (if any) to the skel. 
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 ==== Tip 4 ==== ==== Tip 4 ====
  
-If your machine is a few (or more) years old, and can't handle with strong '​xz' ​compresssion, change it to '​gz'​. It works faster, but creates 20-30 % bigger iso image than using '​xz'​.+If your machine is a few (or more) years old, and can't handle with strong '​xz' ​compression, change it to '​gz'​. It works faster, but creates 20-30 % bigger iso image than using '​xz'​.
  
 To change compression type, edit the configuration file (by any text editor): To change compression type, edit the configuration file (by any text editor):
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 ==== Tip 5 ==== ==== Tip 5 ====
  
-Used personal stuff for customization (wallpaers, themes, etc.) have to be placed in system directories,​ but **NOT** in your /home - it will be not copied to the new iso directory.+Used personal stuff for customization (wallpapers, themes, icons, etc.) have to be placed in system directories,​ but **NOT** in your /home - it will be not copied to the new iso directory.
  
 Put your stuff in dirs, such as: Put your stuff in dirs, such as:
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    sudo apt-get autoremove    sudo apt-get autoremove
    sudo apt-get clean    sudo apt-get clean
 +
 +or 
 +   sudo spb cache
 +
 +--------
 +
 +<WRAP center box 100%>
 +|[[sparky_backup_sys|<​--- Sparky Backup Sys]]  |  [[start|^ Wiki Start Page ^]]  |  [[sparky_center_lxde|Sparky Center LXDE --->]]|
 +</​WRAP>​
  
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