OT: Clonezilla-live works
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Mon May 26 19:05:43 UTC 2008
"Les Mikesell" <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Chris Rees wrote:
>>> I got the safe version of clonezilla version 1.0.10-8 and it
>>> 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
>>> EXACT copy of your present Ubuntu or Windows or MAC on another
>>> drive it will do it. It makes it's own partition and uses your
>>> 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
> advantage of dump/restore is that it can move to a smaller
> but you have to do your own partition/filesystem setup and make the
>> Or is that too UNIX-like for people? I've spent some time working
>> FreeBSD; the simple approach is always recommended here :P
> Clonezilla is just a menu-driven scripted wrapper around standard
> tools but it uses partition copies that know enough to only copy the
> used portions when possible (ntfs and most linux filesystems) so it
> faster than dd, and it can connect to storage for the images over
> network via nfs, samba, or ssh with menu choices as well.
Well, I use it for cloning local hard drives. It works fine but in
simple scenarios only. Here a coule of examples where I found it
1. I cloned two hard drives hda1 - master and hdb1 - slave but
bootable with Windows on it. The setup was made the way I could at
any time remove hda1 with Ubuntu completely if needed, then set hdb1
as master and boot into Windows.
All at a sudden :-) my hda1 drive failed. I set hdb1 as master worked
with it and after a while needed to restore the image of it made by
Clonezilla... No luck. Clonezilla remembers that the drive was hdb1
and now it become hda1. I tried to edit image configuration files
manually but ended up messing it up. :-( May be my fault.
Luckily all was an experiment only. :-)
2. Another scenario where Clonezilla did not do the job, was restoring
a partition. Clonezilla offers as an option partitions cloning. So I
cloned one. Then I needed to change my partitions order and sizing on
hdd. After that I wanted to restore a cloned partition to a new one
(of the bigger size). It did not do the job just because the
partition number on hdd changed.
But for simple scenarios - restore in as it was environment -
Clonezilla is quite good. It's fast, reliable and quite simple to
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