Accessible image backup and restore program?

John G. Heim jheim at
Sun May 26 19:21:33 EDT 2013

I couldn't update the grml wiki but I did update the iavit wiki. So there are instructions on using the accessibility features of grml at

Grml supports braille displays, software speech, serail terminals, and ssh. 

On May 26, 2013, at 6:17 PM, Jason White wrote:

> Jayson Smith <ratguy at> wrote:
>> What do you recommend for a bootable, accessible backup and restore
>> solution? Does whatever you recommend use software speech? 
> Grml is my favourite. There are details on the Grml wiki of how to start it
> with speech (or braille, but that isn't our topic here). However, changes were
> made in recent versions to the accessibility support, hence the information on
> the wiki may not be current. I haven't experimented with a recent GRML
> release.
> Grml provides essentially every recovery tool you are likely to need.
> My own solution is somewhat different: I bind mount my partitions in a
> directory under /tmp, then use rsync to copy everything over to an external
> drive. This is slightly easier than excluding /dev, /proc, /sys etc., and
> still gives you the directories in the underlying file system which serve as
> the mount points.
> I have only Linux partitions to back up as I don't run Windows on any of my
> machines.
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