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

Create a new Tails to store your backup

We recommend you to create another Tails to store your backup. This way, if your Tails is lost or damaged, you can replace it immediately with your backup Tails.

Your backup Tails must be version 4.14 or newer.

  1. Install Tails on a new USB stick on which you want to create your backup Tails. For detailed instructions, see how to install Tails from another Tails. Make sure that this new USB stick is at least as large as your current Tails USB stick.

  2. Raccomandiamo di installare il tuo Tails di backup su una chiavetta USB di aspetto diverso da quello della tua chiavetta USB Tails di uso corrente, per evitare di utilizzare erroneamente il tuo Tails di backup.

  3. Arresta e disinserisci la tua chiavetta USB Tails di uso corrente.

  4. Restart on your backup Tails and create a Persistent Storage on it. For detailed instructions, see how to create and configure the Persistent Storage.

    Raccomandiamo di usare la stessa passphrase del tuo Tails di uso corrente, in modo che la passphrase sia facile da ricordare.

  5. When the Persistent Storage settings shows the list of possible features, click Save and exit.

    The backup process described below overrides the configuration of the Persistent Storage. So, it does not matter which features you turn on when creating the Persistent Storage.

  6. Arresta e disinserisci la tua chiavetta USB Tails di backup.

Create or update your backup

  1. Start on your current Tails and unlock the Persistent Storage.

  2. Inserisci la tua chiavetta USB Tails di backup.

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

    Each time you update your backup, only the files that have changed are copied.

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 If your backup Tails has an outdated version of Tails, we recommend you upgrade it by cloning your current Tails using Tails Installer.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

Updating your backup Tails from a terminal

If you prefer updating your backup Tails from a terminal, execute the following command from a Root Terminal:

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

Quando il comando è terminato, viene visualizzato un riepilogo dei dati che sono stati copiati. Per esempio:

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