Best Application to Backup / Restore Entire Ubuntu System ?
dag at cs.technion.ac.il
Sun Jan 3 11:46:30 UTC 2010
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From: "Jozsef" <jzfk9 at aol.com>
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Subject: Re: Best Application to Backup / Restore Entire Ubuntu System ?
> On Sat, 2010-01-02 at 11:48 +0000, Steve wrote:
>> On Sat, 02 Jan 2010 11:32:08 -0000, Jozsef <jzfk9 at aol.com> wrote:
>> > On Sat, 2010-01-02 at 16:47 +0530, Swapnil Jain wrote:
>> >> i use mkcdrec, its a very good tool, creates a complete bootable
>> >> backup
>> >> image on USB Flash disk, cdrom, dvdrom or a iso file to burn on disk.
>> >> Regards,
>> >> Swapnil Jain
>> >> Indore, India
>> > Did you try to restore your system from such kind of backup? And if
>> > yes,
>> > was it successful?
>> A very good question! How many people actually test their backups?
> It's very easy to clone your HDD or partitions with Clonezilla, for
> example, but when you try to restore it and use it - it's not that good.
> That's why I'm asking because if I only have a nice backup - that's only
> half a way and it doesn't makes me feel I'm fine :)
> "Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has
> Revelation 14:7
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from my experience with clonezilla, the restore process is as easy as the
I am using clonezilla to clone the installation of one Ubuntu computer to
about 20 other machines.
I boot the source machine from the clonezilla CD and create an image of the
entire disk on the network
I boot the target machine from the clonezilla CD and restore it from the
image I created. If the hard disk of the target machine is larger then the
original I re-partition it
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