Commit f0ca1d24 authored by cbrownstein's avatar cbrownstein
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Add instructions wrt rescuing Persistent Storage

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[[!meta title="Rescuing your Persistent Storage"]]
<!-- TODO: Explain when these instructions apply. -->
1. Install Tails on a new USB stick on which you want to rescue the Persistent
Storage of your broken Tails. Make sure that this new USB stick is at least
as large as your current Tails USB stick.
1. Start on your new Tails and create a Persistent Storage on it.
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.
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 your broken Tails USB stick. A new
encrypted volume appears in the sidebar of the
<span class="application">Files</span> browser. Click on it and enter the
passphrase of the Persistent Storage of your broken Tails to unlock it.
The Persistent Storage of your broken Tails shows up as
<span class="guilabel">TailsData</span>.
<div class="note">
<p>If an encrypted volume does not appear, then you might not be able to
rescue the Persistent Storage of your broken Tails.</p>
1. Choose
<span class="menuchoice">
<span class="guimenu">Applications</span>&nbsp;▸
<span class="guisubmenu">System Tools</span>&nbsp;▸
<span class="guimenuitem">Root Terminal</span>
to open a terminal with administration rights.
1. Execute the following command to rescue the Persistent Storage of your
broken Tails USB stick to your new Tails USB stick:
<!-- 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:
sent 32.32M bytes received 1.69K bytes 21.55M bytes/sec
total size is 32.30M speedup is 1.00`
You can now eject the <span class="guilabel">TailsData</span> in the
<span class="application">Files</span> browser and unplug your Tails USB stick
that has a broken Persistent Storage.
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