USB or Install


Trying again with a newer (only slightly) laptop and the latest release and it’s workin’g great so far.

What is the ‘best’ back up method for saving the USB stick?
How many people actually install it?

Hi, I’d suggest an encrypted clone of the drive. There are a couple backup solutions, hardware and software wise. Pretty much depends on what you have and what you want.

Persanally, I installed NomadBSD on a ‘lab’ notebook to tinker around and keep a USB stick featuring my goto tools with me when I’m on the road. As I keep important data in seperate backups I do not have a dedicated NomadBSD backup.

I clone my NomandBSD USB pendrive on another USB pendrive with same brand/model/size, using dd command in a terminal.
Keep the two pendrives more or less sincronized at every change, doing on the second one same just made to the first one. If something unrecoverable happens to one, then I clone from the other one

My two cents. I don’t like a system that run on device that can be corrupted or damaged.
I installed NomadBSD on an old laptop Lenovo Thinkpad T410.

I used NomadBSD some months on an usb-ssd without installation but now I installed it on my laptop. It was just a practical solution because I needed the usb for other things.
I prefer an installation. The internal SSD is faster and the usb-slot is free.
That’s more for convenience and with my usb-ssd NomadBSD worked fast enough and fine,

I’ll maybe DD for backups just now until i get another laptop for a proper install.
need to keep a Win machine unfortunately for CAD purposes.
Speed isn’t my main concern , just want maximum reliability

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