Start the notebook and hit F7 to get the boot menu. (can be other f key, fo example F10 or F12)

see Boot menu hot key chart for most computers

Select the usb stick with the keyboard arrows up/down and hit enter.


Choose your rescue flavour with arrow down/up and hit enter:


Backup your current installation with redorescue:

Choose redorescue from grubmenu and hit enter.In the redurescue screen hit backup:

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Choose your source drive. This should contain your current linux or windows or mac installation:

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Redorescue will list all partitions, the must be checked all. Only no need to backup swap partition.

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Next select destination drive. This will be the usb drive (in this case samsing). Select the biggest part of the drive:

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Select folder: no need to do anything. Hit next

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Name your backup. It's also good to date the backup:

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Redorescue will make backup and put it on the external disk:

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If there is a second harddisk in your pc, hit start again and also backup this second disk to the external ssd.

Recover backup to computer:

In Grub menu, again choose redorescue.

And hit the restore button:

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Select your external ssd biggest space and hit next:

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Select your backup (.redo) and hit ok:

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You will get this, hit next:

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Next select your source drive. This is the disk in your computer, with linux or windows installed.Hit next.

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Redo rescue will select all partitions to recover, hit next:

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Are you sure? Hit yes.

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Redorescue will recover your system. If you had a second disk in your pc, you need to recover this also, or the computer will not start.

Hit start again and recover second disk.

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If you want to make backups every month or so, be sure to order the samsung ssd that is big enough.

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