OT: Clonezilla-live works

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon May 26 16:07:43 UTC 2008

Chris Rees wrote:
>>    I got the safe version of clonezilla version 1.0.10-8 and it works
>> just fine. Easy to put on a CD and it comes up looking like Ubuntu. But
>> it has special things it can do. For example if you want to make an
>> EXACT copy of your present Ubuntu or Windows or MAC on another hard
>> drive it will do it. It makes it's own partition and uses your current
>> file system. A lot like the dd command.
> Or, you could do it the proper way using dump/restore. Seriously,
> that's far safer than using dd / complicated coning software.

You should try clonezilla before commenting on its complexity. The only 
advantage of dump/restore is that it can move to a smaller partition, 
but you have to do your own partition/filesystem setup and make the disk 

> Or is that too UNIX-like for people? I've spent some time working with
> FreeBSD; the simple approach is always recommended here :P

Clonezilla is just a menu-driven scripted wrapper around standard unix 
tools but it uses partition copies that know enough to only copy the 
used portions when possible (ntfs and most linux filesystems) so it is 
faster than dd, and it can connect to storage for the images over the 
network via nfs, samba, or ssh with menu choices as well.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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