Imaging a 8.04 Server

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Thu Mar 5 22:26:28 UTC 2009

On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 3:18 PM, Lubbers, Nicholas
<nlubbers at> wrote:
> I need some quick advice for a bootable cd similar to ghost to clone an
> entire server. The disks are in raid 5 with logical partitioning set up.
> Filesystem is ext3.

Try out mondorescue. -

The version in the repositories doesn't work well - get the current
(2.2.8) version from

Use the -S /tmp and -T /tmp to make sure it uses the right areas to
create the images.

It'll image the server while it's up, and you can test to make sure
it's a good clone.

Obviously any data that changes during the proceedure may be out of
date on the clone - but most people back up to get a solid testable
restore point with the OS etc all done,  then restore the changing
data from known good backups.


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