My current setup is as follows:
Laptop that is running ‘Virtual Synology NAS’ pretending to be a Synology DS3622xs+.
I did that since the laptop had plenty of storage and I wanted to use it as my second backup NAS.
That NAS has a Virtual Machine Manager which can run arbitrary VMs.
Within this VM Manager I am running the VMware ESXi/vSphere (ova) image of HAOS.
I know, this is MANY layers of virtualization, given that HAOS itself runs docker.
Anyways, I am not 100% that my virtual NAS uses all the CPU resources at its fullest and I feel that at times there is some big lag. Honestly not sure if it is due to this setup or not.
But there is only one way to find out…
So my plan is to create some form of backup of HAOS and ALL addons/HACS/settings/etc.
Then I would like to wipe that laptop and install HAOS directly on the SSD.
Last step is to import my backup and hopefully I have a system that behaves the same (but more responsive).
Since I don’t have a second server I need to make sure that my backup is good and contains EVERYTHING. I would have no way of going back to get another backup.
Like I said, in general the setup runs great, however, there are moments where tuning on a light suddenly takes seconds.
Long story short, what is the way to create a FULL backup that I can restore easily?
I mean, I know I will re-install HAOS but beyond that I am hoping for a full restore.
PS: I am running the latest version of everything (keeping things updated).