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Henrique Holtz
Henrique Holtz

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How to create a backup of distro from WSL2

Create a new backup of one distro from WSL2 on Windows is very simple. You simply need open a new powershell and run the command bellow:

 wsl --export Ubuntu-20.04 'C:\Backup-wsl\Bkp_Ubuntu-20.04'
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Obviously, you can use the command to make the backup from another distro, and/or to another file. (Ex: wsl --export {your_distro} '{your_path}')

Note: To make the backup, the Windows can stop your distro.

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