create an image like norton ghost in ubuntu
crp at cmc.net
Wed Jan 14 00:48:21 UTC 2009
> habtool wrote:
>> 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
> I second that. I have used it in the past to retain images of 'factory
> default' hard disks. This was a couple of years or so ago. I am sure
> there have been improvements in these open source disk imaging tools
> since them. Somebody mentioned fog, it appears it uses partimage
> internally. However, it doesn't appears to be in Ubuntu repos yet, at
> least not in Hardy.
Here's one drawback that dd doesn't suffer from, this is a quote from
the partimage web site -
> *The NTFS (Windows NT File System) is currently not fully supported:*
> this means you will be able to save an NTFS partition if system files
> are not very fragmented, and if system files are not compressed. In
> this case, you will be able to save the partition into an image file,
> and you will be able to restore it after. If there is a problem when
> saving, an error message will be shown and you won't be able to
> continue. If you have successfully saved an NTFS NTFS partition, you
> shouldn't have problems as you restore it (except in the case of
> bugs). Then the best way is to try to save a partition to know if it
> is possible. If not, try to defragment it with diskeeper or another
> tool, and try to saving the partition again.
Worth noting if you are a Windows user as well. Not a total deal killer,
but a potential annoyance.
Later, Ray parrish
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