create image?

I have a server in ubuntu that is setup how I want it to be but it is a development server so I only need to have it running once every few weeks to test something.

I thought I could just boot up a limode when needed but I dopn;t want to pay for a daily backup.

What is the best way to image the disk as it is right now and then restore from that when needed?

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Why not just back it up locally?

mount /dev/sdc /mnt/my-backup

cp -a /etc/* /mnt/my-backup

umount /dev/sdc

Then transfer it to your home machine and whatever media you want?

does that include all the programs and stuff that is installed in lib and usr?


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