Raspberry Pi SD Cloning
This article is about backupping and restoring the SD card of a Pi.
- Download it here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
I skipped NOOBS and did the installation myself (with help from https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/README.md and https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/mac.md ):
# diskutil list […] /dev/disk5 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: FDisk_partition_scheme *15.8 GB disk5 1: Windows_FAT_32 58.7 MB disk5s1 2: Linux 15.8 GB disk5s2 # diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk5 Unmount of all volumes on disk5 was successful # dd bs=1m if=2019-04-08-raspbian-stretch-lite.img of=/dev/rdisk5 conv=sync 5052+0 records in 5052+0 records out 5297405952 bytes transferred in 486.102151 secs (10897722 bytes/sec) # diskutil eject /dev/rdisk5 Disk /dev/rdisk5 ejected #
HeiMac:~ root# df -h | grep /Volumes /dev/disk3s1 56Mi 19Mi 37Mi 34% /Volumes/Untitled HeiMac:~ root#
HeiMac:~ root# umount /Volumes/Untitled
HeiMac:~ root# dd if=/dev/rdisk3 of=/Users/heiko/Desktop/piBackup.img bs=1m
dd if=/Users/heiko/Desktop/piBackup.img of=/dev/rdisk3 bs=1m
If you restored on a SD card with with higher capacity, remember to use raspi-config to expand the filesystem.