create an image like norton ghost in ubuntu
crp at cmc.net
Wed Jan 14 00:17:49 UTC 2009
> On Tue, 2009-01-13 at 15:17 -0800, Ray Parrish wrote:
>> mierda tuti wrote:
>>> I have kubuntu 8.10 and I would like to create an image like norton
>>> ghost do it in windows.
>>> Many thanks and sorry for my english,
>> You already have the dd command on your system, and it makes bit by
>> copies of drives, which are exact images of the source drive. For
>> instructions on it's usage see this link -
>> Later, Ray Parrish
> I have had good results from partimage
> Partimage vs others
>  What does partimage give you over the following: clear the free
> blocks with DD, and copy with DD
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/filetmp
> rm /mnt/filetmp
> dd if=/dev/xxx
> gzip > image_file.gz
> 1. Partimage is faster. You don't have to wait for "dd
> if=/dev/zero" first. during the copy, free blocks are not read.
> Then, if 20 % of the partition is used, partimage will avoid two
> access to 80 % of the free areas.
> 2. There's a GUI (graphical user interface). It has a lot of
> advantages: you can see the remaining time, the percentage of
> the copy, ... The Qt GUI in the next version will be very nice
> and easy to use.
> 3. Partimage can work on file systems which are not supported
> (stable write support) by the Linux kernel, such as NTFS, BSD
> ffs, XFS/JFS in a non-patched kernel. To run "dd if=/dev/zero",
> you need the write support in Linux.
> 4. Partimage is made to be easy to use, and to replace commercial
> software such as Ghost, Drive Image, ... and the user does not
> have to know many command lines.
> 5. Partimage has a lot of options, such as -V which allow th create
> a new volume if space is missing. DD will show and error and
> 6. The network support allows to save an image file from a client,
> without having to configure both client and server NFS. (Network
> File System). When the multicast will be implemented, it will
> allow to restore X clients from 1 server, and DD can't do a such
> multicast copy.
> 7. We provide rootdisk and bootcd. You can boot on it, if Linux is
> not installed on your computer. They contains everything that is
> need (the LZO compression in 0.7, which is very useful for big
> files). You don't have all these tools on every boot rescue
Wow! That's a lot of good points. I had heard of partimage before, but
hadn't spent any time reading about it yet. I'm a Linux noob, so I'm
learning something new every day.
Thanks for educating me! I'll look into installing partimage right after
I send this.
One other thing I can think of about dd is it's nickname "data
destroyer", one little typo in your call to it can wreak havoc, and a
gui tool doesn't suffer from this problem as much.
Now if I could just afford another drive to make some copies of my
partitions on, I'd be set. 8-)
Later, Ray Parrish
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