If your Tails is broken and you are trying to rescue your Persistent Storage, see our instructions on rescuing the Persistent Storage of a broken Tails.

Creating a new backup Tails USB stick

Советуем сделать копию Tails для хранения резервной копии. Если ваша копия Tails окажется повреждена, можно будет сразу заменить её резервной копией.

  1. When starting Tails, unlock your Persistent Storage.

  2. Plug in the new USB stick on which you want to create your backup Tails USB stick.

  3. Choose Applications ▸ Tails Cloner.

  4. Turn on the option Clone the current Persistent Storage below the option Clone the current Tails.

  5. Make sure that the new USB stick is selected in the Target USB stick menu.

  6. To start the cloning, click on the Install button.

  7. Enter a passphrase for the Persistent Storage on the new USB stick in the Passphrase text box.

  8. Enter the same passphrase again in the Confirm text box.

  9. Click Continue.

  10. Read the warning message in the confirmation dialog.

  11. Click Delete All Data and Install to confirm.

    Cloning takes a few minutes.

    The progress bar usually freezes for some time while synchronizing data on disk.

Updating your backup

  1. Запустите текущую копию Tails и разблокируйте Постоянное хранилище.

  2. Подключите флешку для резервной копии Tails.

  3. Choose Applications ▸ System Tools ▸ Back Up Persistent Storage.

    При каждом обновлении резервной копии обновляются только изменённые файлы.

  4. If your backup Tails has an outdated version of Tails, we recommend you upgrade it by cloning your current Tails using Tails Cloner. For detailed instructions, see how to manually upgrade from another Tails.

Обновление резервной копии Tails из терминала

If you prefer updating your backup Tails from a terminal:

  1. When starting Tails, unlock your Persistent Storage and set up an administration password.

  2. Choose Applications ▸ Accessories ▸ Files to open the Files browser.

  3. Подключите флешку для резервной копии Tails.

    A new encrypted volume appears in the sidebar of the Files browser. Click on it and enter the passphrase of your backup Tails to unlock the volume.

  4. Execute the following command in a Root Terminal:

    rsync -PaSHAXv --del /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/ /media/amnesia/TailsData

    When the command finishes, it displays a summary of the data that was copied. For example:

    sent 32.32M bytes  received 1.69K bytes  21.55M bytes/sec
    total size is 32.30M  speedup is 1.00