I am trying to restore an NTFS partition from a backup and I need the new drive to have the old (dead) drive's UUID (which I recorded).I really really really cannot use the option of changing fstab to mount using a new UUID, for this case I need the old UUID that existed on the other drive.Is there some ntfs equivalent of tune2fs that'll let me change the UUID on an ntfs partition?
I used Ping Linux 8 months ago to create a ghost-like image of my primary partition. (Windows 7 on NTFS) The image is on the second partition of my hard drive (Western Digital 250 gig). I need to restore now, but Ping is unable to mount the volume. In fact, it will not mount any volume or perform any new backup. I made sure nothing has changed in Bios options since I created the backup. Does this imply that is not the appropriate tool to work on NTFS system?
i want clone my linux partition for create a backup. i want use dd command but i have some question.my linux partition is 30GB and linux only used 10GB of it if i use dd command for create a image i must have 30GB free space? can i use dd command in X window or i must first exit from linux and use live cd? in fedora i use dd command for create a backup when linux is running but after restore some command like su not work!!!
i use some tools like partimage for make a backup but it show me an error about block 0!!
I'm about to install Ubuntu Netbook Remix and my Acer machine has a recovery partition at the beginning of the drive. I've created the eRecovery discs but those will only restore XP - not the actual recovery partition (which I'd like to have in case I sell the laptop later etc).
How can I backup the actual recovery partition, and keep its boot file intact. Then how can I restore this partition at a later time?
I have formated a partition on the second hard drive to use for backups. I have been able to create a directory using sudo but I have not succeeded in changing permissions so Bill can use it for backups.sudo chmod a+rw BackUp runs without errors but doesn't change permissions.sudo chmod +666 Backup just brings up the see man message
So I've been trying to solve another problem (disk errors that MIGHT have something to do with ext4). I was wondering if there would be a possible way to backup my 10.04 install and move it to an existing, unused ext3 partition. I'm kinda stuck at the moment with my disk error problem, and figured I could waste some time to see if I could MOVE my install (as to not have to do a fresh install, re-install every application and script, and re-customizeand and move all of my media and files) onto an ext3 and completely remove the ext4.
I have a Dell laptop with dual-boot Vista-Ubuntu. I never ever used Vista and am not planning to.I'd like to move from 9.04 to 10.04. I know how to backup and run an update already. But for the sake of simplicity, i'd prefer to erase the data of the current Vista-partition and use it as my /home content.It makes more sense to me, so i don't have to make a backup of everything for ever again and again when installing or updating my OS.
i use the dd command to regularly backup my windows partition. basically i do:
PHP Code: sudo dd if=/dev/sda1 of=./Backupfile.bin bs=100MB form a USB HDD..
this works charms for backup and restore even over a remote shell.. i have even been able to remotely repair my system from vacation. now comes the problem: the partition has developed some I/O errors. Windows has notices and just marked some sectors as being broken/bad. But dd being Filesystem independent doesnt know and aborts when trying to read and getting an HArdware IO error.
my question: how can i fix this so i can still backup AND restore the partition? i cant afford a new HD at the time.
I've searched some older posts and they said to use partimage, but this program doesn't support ext4 file systems. Here's the original post: [URL].. So how would someone backup their entire ext4 partition so the owner can mess around with some graphics drivers
I have a hard disk with a non standard partition order which is likely to have to have a windows restore done on it. I actually have it the way I want it atm. I am interested in finding out if there is a handy way to back up the partition table, like I can backup the mbr. Where does the partition table hide? 160 Gig Sata hd, btw.
I was attempting to format a flash drive, and well, used the wrong sdX device. I've run DiskInternals Partition Recovery tool, and all my files are still there (you have to pay $139 to have it restore the files). Is there any way using tools in linux to restore the ntfs partition/files? It was a single disk with the partition taking the entire drive. I've tried mounting it with the -t option, but it says invalid ntfs signature. Man, two lessons the hard way, make sure you backup (duh) and be careful what you type as root.
What exactly allows me to create a custom tailored *.img file to backup the contents of a partition?
This is my problem: My wife wants me to backup some Windows NTFS partitions on her working computer so she can use them on a different computer.
This is my solution attempt:Boot the Gentoo based System Rescue CD. dd the contents of the data partitions into *.img files on an external usb drive. dd the contents of the *.img files onto the new computer.
So far that worked, but there's one annoying problem: one partition on the work computer is 50GB big, but contains only 8GB of data. It would be really nice if I could just dd out those 8GB of "real data" instead of having a 50GB *.img file that is mostly empty. Likewise, it would be cool if there's an easy way to match the contents of the *.img file to the size of the new partition. The new data partition is 100GB big so it would be cool if my backup were automatically scaled to that size so I don't have an 8GB partition and an additional 92GB partition.
I have two desktop machines, each with U 10.10. I want to backup data on my main machine to a partition on the other machine. I am going to use luckybackup for that. Problem is, from the main machine, I cannot access the backup partition on the other machine (but I can see it). I get prompts for passwords and when I enter them nothing happens, it seems they're not valid. Bottom line, I can't access that partition.
I want to back up an entire Linux system on a 3Tb external Western DIgital USB3 drive.
I do not want to reformat it from what it is, apparemtly NTFS.
Is there a utility that can act like a file manager like mc, that will permit me to create an ever expanding (to 320Gb) TAR file that will retain all the original file permissions. I have had nothing but disappointment with Linux backup utils with a FAT32 external drive, and I am concerned if I just try an tar the entire drive at once, with around 3 million files, I might run out of memory.
On my main work machine I have openSUSE 11.4 standard KDE on two partitions, standard root and standard /home. I'm going to add the Tumbleweed repos and follow the evolution of openSUSE until 11.5/12.0 is released.
But I cannot afford to have my main work machine off the air. So I want to back up the root parttiion each time I go a major upgrade from the Tumbleweed repos.
So I thought I would just image the root partition in compressed/reduced form to a USB drive prior to updating.
First I looked at Partimage but it doesn't do the EXT4 filesystem.
Second I thought about Clonezilla but it doesn't allow compression (it states that the target for the image must be at least as big as the source partition); thus DD is just as limited.
Third I looked at the System backup and restore facility in Yast but it seems to be undocumented (i.e. I can't find it.)
Then I thought why not just use cp because the root filesystem of 11.4 for me is only occupying 6Gb ATM. I propose to use "cp -a -u -v" from a live CD to copy the root files to a USB drive with an EXT4 partition.
So two questions:is there a flaw in backing up the system/root with "cp -a -u -v" is there a better imaging software for a small job like this
My primary drive is 250GB and has the root, home and var (I'd read it's good to put var on a separate partition for MythTV which I'm planning on doing) on separate partitions. I have a second 1TB drive that I'll be using to backup the 250GB drive and also host less critical data. I've created two partitions on this drive, one 250GB and the other covering the rest of the drive. I'd like to move the Videos directory out of Home on the 250GB onto the 1TB drive but can't find a definitive way of doing this. Should I just follow this guide for moving the home folder to a new partition? Next question is when performing a backup of the 250GB drive how do I make sure it's going to the 250GB partition on the 1TB drive? Can the different partitions be mounted separately?
Tuesday night I wanted to make a backup of my Ubuntu ext4 partition via Clonezilla so I configured that an image had to be made and it would be saved on the NTFS external disk. But it said it needed 23 hours to create a 5gb backup, so I resetted my computer as this took too long. But after this, Ubuntu nor Windows recognized my drive.
I called Seagate and they told me after troubleshooting 30 minutes, that there is no option of fixing the drive and I had to send it to RMA. What could be wrong? Clonezilla works via a bootable ISO on Debian. The disk drive is still spinning. I already rebooted the external drive, but it's not working. In Linux the disk is no longer mounted and cannot be mounted:
Code: brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 16 2010-03-12 00:50 /dev/sdb brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 32 2010-03-12 00:50 /dev/sdc brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 48 2010-03-12 00:50 /dev/sdd brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 64 2010-03-12 00:50 /dev/sde
What could have happened? Would the data still be accessible on the internal drive? Did I just loose 1.5TB data that was stored on the external disk?
So, my GParted (Ubuntu) won't create an NTFS partition (the option is greyed out). I'm trying to create an NTFS partition to allow for a Windows 7/Ubuntu dual-boot. Everywhere I check, they suggest either creating the NTFS partition in GParted BEFORE installing Windows OR leaving it "unallocated" with the Linux partition after it.
I have tried both now, with two results:
1) GParted can't create an NTFS partition within Ubuntu 9.10.
2) On the other hand, the Windows 7 Installer says that Windows can not create a partition or find a partition when I attempt to select the "unallocated" portion.
I just installed ubuntu via the windows executable and I couldn't mount my NTFS partition. I found this a little odd and I checked fdisk and it seems to think I don't have an ext4 partition as my entire internal HD is displayed as NTFS.
Here's the fdisk output:
When i try to mount the NTFS partition /dev/sda2 i get the following output:
I can't make heads or tails out of this. Anyone know what's going on here?
Windows recognizes that 30GB were taken from the NTFS partition for my linux install. It reads the max partition size as 465GB. fstab reports the NTFS partition size as 488GB.
I want to change my sda2 partition to ntfs type. i have installed GParted but it is returning a strange type of error. Here is the error dump file...
WARNING: the kernel failed to re-read the partition table on /dev/sda (Device or resource busy). As a result, it may not reflect all of your changes until after reboot. WARNING: the kernel failed to re-read the partition table on /dev/sda (Device or resource busy). As a result, it may not reflect all of your changes until after reboot.
recently i made a backup of my home directory in 10.10 before reinstalling 10.10. again.This time I chose to manually define the partitions (50GB Root, 25GB Swap, 325GB Home)Now i wish to migrate the old home into the newly installed home, which is on a separate partition.I have found the following documentation URL...Still, as a beginner I am not quite sure about the necessary steps to perform.As the new home is located on a separate partition is it possible to simple delete all directories there and copy all directories from old home to new home with rsync?
Do I have to install all the software that corresponds to the old home first followed by migrating home or first migrating home followed by installing the software such as thunderbird, Texlive2010 etc.Guess that migration should take place at a later stage. Otherwise my old profile files from firefox and thunderbird will be overwriten by new ones?
well, i know ther are issues when using rsync to copy files to ntfs partition like file permission blah blah. the thing is, i need to backup my music files periodically onto a ntfs partition from ext4. i really dont care about file permissions or any other stuff. when i use rsync, it should update the mp3 files on my ntfs (external) disc with the new ones.can i give a go with this operation? i have lot more important files on the external disc and i dont want this rsync corrupt or delete those files coz they are highly important files.