In Windows I would create a system image every few months and store it on an external HD because we never know when disaster will strike and the worst being HD failure. Before I created a System Image I would remove my music...pictures etc to reduce the size of the Image.
This was an easy task and there's plenty of software to do this...unfortunately this is not the case in Linux as I have found. Software that works in Windows doesn't work in Linux so maybe I'm still thinking windows and there's a different way of doing this.
I've tried Redo Backup Disk which created an image that was many times the size of my files and the OS...eg 50 GB turned to 260 GB image. Macrium Rescue Disk did the same thing and both took hours to create which is not what I want.
I have Systemback installed but this is only like System Restore in windows and useless if the Hard Drive fails from what I can see. I also tried Grsync which copied my Home Folder onto my External HD...I imagine I would have to Re-Install the OS and Grsync to copy my Home Folder back. I would then have to Re-install Vituralbox and my vitural machine again...so guys is Grsync the best way to go in Linux or is there something better because it's driving me .