I'd like to know how to make a 100% clone of 512 GB - M.2 SSD TCG Opal Encryption 2, NVMe drive installed in my laptop to an external drive - so that:
- I can boot the laptop from the external drive if needed
- I can restore the laptop drive with the previously cloned copy
The user case scenario is truly a basic one I got a thinkpad t480s from work. It has windows 10 Pro preinstalled. I don't want it there. I mean at all and want convert the whole drive to manjaro. But, when once a year i have to bring this laptop to the IT at work I'd like to restore it to the windows state and back again to linux when I can.
The "boot from clone copy" option I mentioned would be useful If I need to log in from time to time from the windows environment to "show myself" in the local network.
Is there any approach I can try here? Please note - replacing the drive with a personal one is not an option.