Mate, I don't know that you have mentioned to us in any of your associated Topics which “flavour” of Mint 17.3 Rosa you are using – is it Mate, Cinnamon, KDE or other?
G'day Wiz, the flavor is Cinnamon....I dislike the ;green', but I will work on that at another time
And how are you doing?
Thanks for asking...I am doing better than ok....recently remarried to a woman 1/2 my age and having an absolute ball....the diabetes is under control......and we are actually making a quid.
Life in Condo stays much the same day to day, and that is just the way I like it.
I'm working on a long post which won't go to waste if you have already employed a solution, but before I reinvent the wheel here, just thought I would check on your state of the nation.
I'd also like to address in more detail the options provided above by Linux_User, all of which are very pertinent and relevant options, but with different levels of complexity.
I have no experience with clonezilla at all....in fact up until a month or so ago very little experience with anything related to Linux at all.
I have read about Aptik and to a lesser extent about Timeshift.....they sound good...I will be able to handle my situation easily with the use of those I am sure.
I will be moving my linux mint 17.3 Cinnamon to a slightly larger space than that which it occupies now (96GB to 128GB)....so there should be no major problems in that regard.....and I may even 'shrink' the partition it resides on as the ssd will only hold Linux itself plus a few programs and the bits and pieces associated with them.....any downloads of any substance will be sent to a hdd, which is used solely for that purpose.
The only hold up here is the snail like performance of Australia Post....and the crowd i bought the ssd through on ebay.....they move at a pace similar to death warmed up....
Would also be handy to know if you have had any experience with Clonezilla, which is an open-source cross-platform tool covering Windows, Mac, Linux & BSD?
A little reading (on-site) on Clonezilla can be found here, if you are prepared to wade through the chitchat. I have yet to update it with my travels over Christmas/New Year, whereby I used it to move a very large Distro between three computers.
BTW - Timeshift, which I referred to, is built upon "rsync", which Linux_User has mentioned above.