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RSS FeedsHow to import a previously backed up WSL distribution
(Windows Phone Central)


24 february 2021 13:07:33

How to import a previously backed up WSL distribution
(Windows Phone Central)

Getting a previously set up Linux distribution back up and running is a breeze. Whatever the reason you regularly set up a WSL environment on Windows 10, if you`re doing it often, then a more efficient method is to import a previously backed up distribution. Exporting a WSL distribution is easy and takes only a moment; likewise importing one from a .tar file is just as quick. Here`s what you need to know. Importing a previously exported .tar file If you`ve used the export feature to backup one of your WSL Linux distributions, then there`s a good chance you might also want to use it at some point. Whether it`s just to restore a backup or move to a new machine, it`s one of the most efficient methods of being up and running again with your Linux environment. Fortunately, should the moment arise, there is an equally simple command template to import your .tar files to a specified install location. wsl --import (distribution) (install location) (file location and filename) So it...

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