[xubuntu-users] Backup and restore to larger hard disk
marc_smith at gmx.com
Fri Dec 2 18:54:33 UTC 2011
It depends on how you understand complexity.
dd if=/dev/sda1 bs=32M | gzip > backup.gz
... doesn't seem to be complexed at all in CLI terms, but GUI ... well,
that's a whole different story.
I find myself using CLI for backup purposes just because it's simplier
and totally universal across almost every platform I can think of [DD
runs almost everywhere and its images can be easily mounted in various
flavors of *NIX, including *BSD systems.
However, I'd agree that Linux lacks some good, simple GUI for backup
purposes. I'd say gparted-styled one.
Dnia pią, 2 gru 2011, 16:54:19 uteck pisze:
> Paragon site says it will do Linux EXT2 and 3 file-systems. If your
> system was formated with EXT4, I think it may still work since 4 is
> supposed to be backwards compatible with 3 and 2, but I am not
> completely sure about how well third party cloning software will
> handle that.
> That is one of the issues with the Linux backup software, it tends to
> be too complex for most people. I really like Clonezilla but the
> interface is not user friendly.
> On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 6:36 AM, Alex <alexong2005 at yahoo.com.sg
> <mailto:alexong2005 at yahoo.com.sg>> wrote:
> <theuteck at ...> writes:
> > On Friday, December 02, 2011 08:50:26 AM alex ong wrote:
> > > My hard disk is running out of space for Xubuntu 10.10. Is
> there a software
> > > to use so that I could backup and restore to a larger hard disk?
> > You could just tar up your /home and then reinstall. :)
> > Clonezilla will make a backup of your disk then resize it for a
> larger disk.
> > It runs as from cd, so you swap in the new disk, then clone the
> old to it.
> Tried Clonezilla from Clonezilla website but it proves not so
> simple. Along the
> way I noticed errors and I don't know exactly what is wrong. Can
> Paragon Backup
> be used instead? I find it simplier and easy to use on Windows system.
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