Raspberry Pi Backup Solution for SD Card

Raspberry Pi Backup

Raspberry Pi backup often has a form of image backup. Instead of a hard drive, Raspberry Pi backup image takes a form of saving the content of an SD card. Handy Backup allows automating this process, from taking a copy of a SD card to store that copy to another SD, a NAS or some remote backup server.

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Advantages of Raspberry Pi Automatic Backup


When properly preparing a Raspberry Pi backup task, you can just move your SD card into a Windows PC (or a Linux-based one, or even take Raspberry Pi backup over network), without worrying about such things as extra actions, backup storages etc. Place a card into a card reader… that is all!

Convenient Raspberry Pi Backup SD Card

Secure Raspberry Pi Backup


Besides excluding human errors due to automation, other important things provide an extra level of security for your Raspberry Pi backup SD card. These tools include encryption and compression, storing a Raspberry Pi backup database on secured vaults, and running extra software for additional security.


For Raspberry Pi backup SD card image is a primary but not a single way to save the information. With Handy Backup, you can either take a complete Raspberry Pi backup image using the “System Recovery” plug-in, or just save some crucial data, which can help you to restore Raspberry Pi from backup.

Complete Raspberry Pi Backup Image

Other Features of Handy Backup

In addition to the list of crucial advantages described above, Handy Backup has many other principal features making safekeeping Raspberry Pi data much more effective and convenient than a traditional solution using some Raspberry Pi backup script. Examples of these features include:

  • A good choice of storages for Raspberry Pi backup – NAS, USB, FTP, local disks etc.;
  • A big selection of clouds including Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Amazon S3;
  • Features of partial backup, time-stamping and versioning to keep many backups together;
  • Scheduling tasks by time or a system event, e.g. operating Raspberry Pi backup with rsync;
  • Dedicated plug-ins, for example, allowing Raspberry Pi backup MySQL database.
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How to Backup Raspberry Pi with Handy Backup

Here you learn a simplest way of safekeeping Raspberry Pi – how to backup SD card. To do it, please follow the instruction described below.

  1. Remove a SD card from your Raspberry Pi and place it to a card reader on your PC.
  2. Start Handy Backup and open a new task wizard by clicking a “New task” button or menu item.
  3. Select a backup task type on the Step 1. Go to the Step 2 and find a “System Recovery” plug-in.

Select a “System Recovery” Data Source

  1. Add this plug-in to a list by double-clicking on it, or just click the “>>” button.
  2. Select a drive letter of your Raspberry Pi SD card. Click OK.
  3. Return to the Step 2 and continue creating a backup task as you wish, until reaching the Step 6.

Automatic Raspberry Pi Backup

  1. On this step, mark the “Launch by USB insertion” checkbox. Again, continue creating a task.

As a result, your new Raspberry Pi backup task will start every time when you place this particular SD card into a card reader.

Storing Raspberry Pi Backup Results

As a rule, Handy Backup preserves your backup information in its native form. For system image backup, this is the form of VHD virtual driver file, which you can mount, browse and even modify (although we are recommending not doing it!) without a need for a complete restoration!

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Version 8.1.2, built on 21 February 2020
106 MB

Handy Backup provides much higher level of reliability and convenience than a traditional way of Raspberry Pi backup including writing a handmade script to do it! Try it yourself by downloading and installing a freshest version of
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