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- [[!traillink Warnings_about_the_Persistent_Storage|first_steps/persistence/warnings]]
- [[!traillink Creating_and_configuring_the_Persistent_Storage|first_steps/persistence/configure]]
- [[!traillink Unlocking_and_using_the_Persistent_Storage|first_steps/persistence/use]]
- [[!traillink Making_a_backup_of_your_Persistent_Storage|first_steps/persistence/copy]]
- [[!traillink Making_a_backup_of_your_Persistent_Storage|first_steps/persistence/backup]]
- [[!traillink Rescuing_your_Persistent_Storage_from_a_broken_Tails|first_steps/persistence/rescue]]
- [[!traillink Deleting_the_Persistent_Storage|first_steps/persistence/delete]]
- [[!traillink Installing_additional_software|first_steps/additional_software]]
- [[!traillink Reporting_an_error|first_steps/bug_reporting]]
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- [[Warnings about the Persistent Storage|first_steps/persistence/warnings]]
- [[Creating and configuring the Persistent Storage|first_steps/persistence/configure]]
- [[Unlocking and using the Persistent Storage|first_steps/persistence/use]]
- [[Making a backup of your Persistent Storage|first_steps/persistence/copy]]
- [[Making a backup of your Persistent Storage|first_steps/persistence/backup]]
- [[Rescuing your Persistent Storage from a broken Tails|first_steps/persistence/rescue]]
- [[Deleting the Persistent Storage|first_steps/persistence/delete]]
[[!meta title="Making a backup of your Persistent Storage"]]
<!-- XXX: These instructions should be kept in sync with doc/first_steps/persistence/rescue.mdwn -->
These instructions explain how to back up your Persistent Storage to
another Tails USB stick.
<div class="tip">
<p>If your Tails is broken and you are trying to rescue your Persistent Storage,
see our [[instructions on rescuing your Persistent
Storage from a broken Tails|doc/first_steps/persistence/rescue]].</p>
</div>
[[!toc]]
Create a new Tails to store your backup
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1. Install Tails on a new USB stick on which you want to create your
backup Tails. For detailed instructions, see how to [[install Tails
from another Tails|install/clone#install-tails]].
Make sure that this new USB stick is at least as large as your
current Tails USB stick.
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1. A new encrypted volume appears in the sidebar of the
<span class="application">Files</span> browser. Click on it and enter
the passphrase of your backup Tails to unlock it.
the passphrase of your backup Tails to unlock the volume.
Your backup now appears as the
<span class="guilabel">TailsData</span> volume in the sidebar.
Your backup shows up as
<span class="guilabel">TailsData</span>.
1. Choose
<span class="menuchoice">
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<p>If you turn off a feature, it will be
unavailable after restarting Tails but the
[[corresponding files|doc/first_steps/persistence/copy#feature_files]]
corresponding files
are still saved in the Persistent Storage.</p>
<p>To delete the files corresponding to a feature:</p>
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[[!meta title="Rescuing your Persistent Storage from a broken Tails"]]
<!-- XXX: These instructions should be kept in sync with doc/first_steps/persistence/backup.mdwn -->
If your Tails becomes broken, for example, it no longer starts, you can follow
these instructions to try to rescue your Persistent Storage.
<div class="tip">
<p>It is advisable to keep a current backup of your Persistent Storage. To learn
how to create a backup of your Persistent Storage, see our [[instructions on
how to back up your Persistent Storage to another Tails USB
stick|doc/first_steps/persistence/backup]].</p>
</div>
1. Install Tails on a new USB stick on which you want to rescue your Persistent
Storage. Make sure that this new USB stick is at least
as large as the USB stick that has your broken Tails on it.
1. Start on your new Tails and create a Persistent Storage.
For detailed instructions, see how to
[[create and configure a Persistent Storage|doc/first_steps/persistence/configure]].
When the Persistent Storage settings shows the list of possible features,
click **Save** and exit.
The process described below overrides the configuration of the Persistent
Storage. So, it does not matter which features you turn on when creating
the Persistent Storage.
1. Restart on your new Tails, set up an [[administration
password|doc/first_steps/welcome_screen/administration_password]], and
unlock the Persistent Storage.
<div class="caution">
Make sure that all applications are closed before continuing with these
instructions. Otherwise, the Persistent Storage might not be properly
rescued from your broken Tails.
</div>
1. Choose
<span class="menuchoice">
<span class="guimenu">Applications</span>&nbsp;▸
<span class="guisubmenu">Accessories</span>&nbsp;▸
<span class="guimenuitem">Files</span></span>
to open the <span class="application">Files</span> browser.
1. Plug in the USB stick that has your broken Tails on it.
A new encrypted volume appears in the sidebar of the
<span class="application">Files</span> browser. Click on it and enter the
passphrase of your broken Tails to unlock the volume.
The Persistent Storage of your broken Tails shows up as
<span class="guilabel">TailsData</span>.
<div class="bug">
<p>If an encrypted volume does not appear, then you might not be able to
rescue the Persistent Storage of your broken Tails.</p>
</div>
1. Choose
<span class="menuchoice">
<span class="guimenu">Applications</span>&nbsp;▸
<span class="guisubmenu">System Tools</span>&nbsp;▸
<span class="guimenuitem">Root Terminal</span>
</span>
to open a terminal with administration rights.
1. Execute the following command to rescue the Persistent Storage of your
broken Tails to your new Tails:
<!-- TODO: Test this command. -->
<p class="pre command root">rsync -PaSHAXv --del /media/amnesia/TailsData/ /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked</p>
When the command finishes, it displays a summary of the data that was copied. For example:
<pre>
sent 32.32M bytes received 1.69K bytes 21.55M bytes/sec
total size is 32.30M speedup is 1.00
</pre>
You can now eject the <span class="guilabel">TailsData</span> volume in the
<span class="application">Files</span> browser and unplug the USB stick that
has your broken Tails on it.
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=========================
- We rewrote completely the instructions to [[backup the persistent
volume|doc/first_steps/persistence/copy]].
volume|doc/first_steps/persistence/backup]].
- We documented how to do right-click on Mac. ([[!tails_ticket 15718]])
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to display progress (`status=progress`) and sync on-the-fly (`oflag=direct`).
- We fixed the display of the output of `rsync` when doing a [[backup of the
persistent volume|doc/first_steps/persistence/copy]].
persistent volume|doc/first_steps/persistence/backup]].
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including USB sticks and SSDs.
- [[How to backup your persistent
volume|doc/first_steps/persistence/copy]].
volume|doc/first_steps/persistence/backup]].
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