Recommended way to clone an encrypted Fedora drive?

I have a pretty simple question: What is the recommended way of cloning an encrypted Fedora boot drive? (Encrypted using the encrypt option I was given during the installation)

The drive I’m talking about is a 1TB SSD containing all my fedora partitions (and nothing else).

I would like to create a full backup of that system onto an external 2TB HDD.

But I don’t just want to rsync my files from one drive to the other, I want the full drive including the operating system, the encrypted partitions etc. to be cloned onto my external HDD.

The reason is that I want to be able to easily restore my system without reinstalling/reconfiguring in case the SSD goes bad. And also because I want my backup to be encrypted without having to remember another way-too-long password.

So what would be the recommended (if possible open source) way of doing this?

An easy way to clone fedora might be what you’re looking for. Optionally clonezilla will work just as well althou not as simple :slight_smile:


Thank you, that worked like a charm. :slight_smile:

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