Introduction: How to Backup Retropie 4.1 SD Card Setup From Raspberry Pi
In this Instructable, you are going to learn how to backup your RetroPie installation without leaving your Raspberry Pi.
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Let’s get started.
Step 1: What You'll Need
- USB Media Reader (For Extra Micro SD Card)
- Extra MicroSD Card
- Latest RetroPie image
- Raspberry Pi 1, 2 or 3
- 8GB MicroSD Card
Step 2: Download the "rpi-clone"
Press F4 on your keyboard to get into the Command Line.
Type "git clone https://github.com/billw2/rpi-clone.git" to download the "rpi-clone" software
Type "cd rpi-clone" to get into the "rpi-clone" directory.
Copy the "rpi-clone" into the "/usr/local/sbin" folder by typing "sudo cp rpi-clone /usr/local/sbin"
Step 3: Find the ID for the Extra SD Card
Insert your extra MicroSD Card.
Type "ls -la /dev/disk/by-id" to get the SD Card ID, which will probably be "sdd" or "sda"
Step 4: Copy "rpi-clone" Into the Extra MicroSD Card
Type in "sudo rpi-clone sda -v" or "sudo rpi-clone sdd -v", depending on which one is your SD Card ID.
Answer the first question asked by "rpi-clone" by typing "yes" and then press "Enter"
Answer the second question asked by "rpi-clone" by typing "yes" and then press "Enter" to create the boot partition.
Press "Enter" when "rpi-clone" asks for the next partition name.
Let the process finish.
Congratulations, you’ve just made a backup of your RetroPie installation without leaving you Raspberry Pi and that’s it for this tutorial.
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