In this article, you are going to learn how to backup your RetroPie installation without leaving your Raspberry Pi.

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Let’s get started!

What You’ll need

Download The “rpi-clone”

Press F4 on your keyboard to get into the Command Line.

Type “git clone https://github.com/billw2/rpi-clone.git” to download the “rpi-clone”

Type “cd rpi-clone” to get into the “rpi-clone” directory.

Copy the “rpi-clone” into the “/usr/local/sbin” folder by typing “sudo cp rpi-clone /usr/local/sbin”

Find The ID For The Extra SD Card

Insert your extra MicroSD Card.

Type “ls -la /dev/disk/by-id” to get the SD Card ID, which will probably be “sdd” or “sda”

Copy “rpi-clone” Into The Extra MicroSD Card

Type in “sudo rpi-clone sda -v” or “sudo rpi-clone sdd -v”, depending on which one is your SD Card ID.

Answer the first question asked by “rpi-clone” by typing “yes” and then press “Enter”

Answer the second question asked by “rpi-clone” by typing “yes” and then press “Enter” to create the boot partition.

Press “Enter” when “rpi-clone” asks for the next partition name.

Let the process finish.

RetroPie Backup Tutorial Finished

Congratulations, you’ve just made a backup of your RetroPie installation without leaving you Raspberry Pi and that’s it for this tutorial.

Could you do it by yourself? Did you have any problems backing up your RetroPie installation? Have any suggestion? Then leave a comment below.