Debian :: Create A Warm Backup (clone Disk) Of O.S. Without Restart Computer?

Jan 17, 2011

I use clonezilla cd live to backup my Debain Squeese O.S.,

there is the possibility to create a warm backup (clone disk) of O.S. without restart the computer ?

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Security :: Clone Hard Disk With Cat /dev/sda >/media/disk/backup?

Apr 16, 2009

Can this be done and to restore the disk with a similar cat command.

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Software :: Clone Partition To Create A Backup?

Jun 28, 2011

i want clone my linux partition for create a backup. i want use dd command but i have some 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!!

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Debian Installation :: Disk Partitioning Consistently Triggers Computer Restart

Jan 3, 2016

I'm trying to perform a clean installation of 8.0.0-i386 from a CD. Seven consecutive attempts all result in the same issue: Almost immediately after commiting the disk partitioning settings (i.e., to begin formatting), the computer does a hard restart. I have tried doing the partitioning as early as possible in the installation process, just in case the system is running out of memory; I have also tried using the lowmem option. I suspect the problem may be related to my very old hardware...

Micronics serverboard 440BX chipset*
Dual Pentium II 450MHz CPUs*
Adaptec AHA-2940UW SCSI adapter
IBM Ultrastar 36GB UW-SCSI HDD
Matrox G100 AGP video card*
*starred items are all original parts from an Intergraph server with validation/verification stickers attesting to their intercompatibility

No POST errors, the HDD passed verification using the Adaptec ROM utility, all unnecessary hardware removed

Could it be that I need an older release or some custom-compiled kernel? The only thing I could come up with on the web was that a lot of people have a similar failure with modern distros on non-PAE CPUs, but the P-II should not be susceptible to this problem.

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Debian :: Create Custom Boot Disk That Would Include Some Programs Already Installed On Computer

Dec 3, 2010

I would like to create a custom boot disk that would include some programs already installed on my computer, so I wouldn't have to re download them, is there a way to do this?

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General :: Create An Image Of Hdd And Store On Another Computer As A Backup?

Dec 7, 2010

I Acer aspire 3620 and would like to backup whole system. My laptop has a 40Gig hdd. Is there a way I can either create an image or copy(clone) to another computer just in case I need it. If it matters I have a spare 40 gig drive on the other computer. The reason for doing this is so that I can try a system restore and if anything goes wrong I want to be able to transfer back. Also if it is posible how could I put it back and be bootable.

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Debian :: Cannot Restart Computer - Testing KDE

Apr 4, 2011

I have a slight problem. I think it is corrupted file(s).

My Debian Testing KDE is not functioning properly. When I Leave and click Restart Computer, the computer does not go to a reboot but goes to the KDE login screen. When I cold boot the computer and click Restart Computer from the KDE login window, the same thing happens, the login window reappears.

When I choose Turn Off Computer, the computer properly powers down.

It looks like I should re-install something but what that something is I don't know. I checked the boot and dmesg logs. Nothing leaps of the screen at me but I have to admit that I am not 100% sure what I am looking for.

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Debian :: How To Create Backup

Nov 17, 2010

i ma trying to learn how to configure lot of server's in Debian Distro what i want to to create backup from the original files easy to restore cos if i miss any configuration it will easy to restore omething like restore point in windows

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Ubuntu :: Backup Or Clone Install To Usb Hd?

May 25, 2011

I have ubuntu 10.10 installed on 1TB HD. I would like to back up the full hd, on a 2TB usb HD I have. I would like an easy way to clone/backup the full installation, so if my hd fails I would be able to book the usb hd to get files or do a full reinstall. I have tried dd, but not certain if it worked correctly.Also tried clonezilla and that did not work

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Ubuntu Servers :: How To Backup Or Clone

Aug 9, 2011

I have a file server running in an office that's mostly used for file sharing and a scanner saves pdf files to the server. I'm running the latest LTS ubuntu server edition and I really only have ssh installed and samba. My question is that I've done so much to the server as far as premissions and configuration and I'd like to make a clone of this to another computer and not sure how I would do this?

I'm not sure if clonezilla or something like this can perform this task? I basically just have a very old computer and now I have another very old computer that I want to make into a spare just incase something happens to the original. Any recommedations on how I would accomplish this?

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Debian :: Create Automatic Backup

Feb 8, 2016

Like topic, I want to create a weekly backup of some folder to anoter partition (or external usb), compressed or not (folder also of 20/30 gb), with only root permission on file (or folder) created..This system, where I have installed debian jessie, is always on being used like a NAS..

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Ubuntu :: Backup Or Clone The System Daily Using Ssh?

Feb 13, 2010

I have ubuntu 8.4 can i backup or clone the system daily using ssh ??

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Ubuntu :: Best Choice To Clone Or Backup System?

Mar 2, 2010

I am new Ubuntu. I have a new Dell Mini10 running that I have configured and running. I want to clone or backup the system at it's current state. I have been looking at the options and Clonezilla seems to be recommended often. Are there other choices that are easer or better? My real goal is to make a bootable DVD that will restore my system back to the point it was cloned.

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Ubuntu :: Backup Software That Can Clone A Directory?

Mar 28, 2010

I'm looking for software that can backup all the files in my /home directory including hidden files.

I liked Lucky Backup, but it puts everything in a tar file, meaning that the backup fails if the file gets too large (4 GB I think). I would prefer to avoid using tar/archives anyway, as often I only need to recover 1 file from a backup (an archive holding my 50 Gb of data would take ages to open).

Does anyone know of a program or a way to get rsync or the like to copy all the files in a directory, including hidden files, into another directory ( so I end up with effectively a carbon copy of the original). Disk space is not an issue so I don't need to compress anything. I'm not bothered whether its a fancy GUI-based program or a rsync command, just so long as it can save my previous files from.... myself.

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Server :: Backup /clone CentOS Over Network?

Sep 30, 2010

I have a finely working CentOS server. I want to clone the complete OS (over network) so that I can use it for same functionality on several other machines..

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Debian :: Create Backup Iso Image Of Protected DVD

Dec 22, 2010

Is it possible to create a backup iso image of protected DVD using dd command?

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OpenSUSE Network :: Backup / Clone Of Server In Case It Goes Down

Apr 20, 2010

The place I work has a web/dns server on opensuse 10 up and running hosting a few websites (our company one & a few vhost ones). The box was set up before I got here. Now we are wanting to create a new 11.2 server that is basically a backup / clone of 1st server in case it goes down.

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General :: Backup Program To Clone The Partition Of Ubuntu?

Mar 9, 2011

I am looking for Backup Program to clone the partition of Ubuntu.

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Debian :: Create Full System Backup To ISO / IMG-file

Jan 28, 2014

I would like to create a full systembackup to a ISO/IMG-file. I've been searching and found, but something is wrong with package for debian 6.

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Debian :: Mdadm Create A Backup File After Grow Command

Feb 27, 2016

I launch a mdadm grow to expand my filesystem but I forget --backup-file.I have my server running and one UPS.

Code: Select mdadm --manage /dev/md0 --add /dev/sde1
mdadm: added /dev/sde1 mdadm --grow --raid-devices=5 /dev/md0
mdadm: Need to backup 3072K of critical section.. mdadm --grow --raid-devices=5 --backup-file=/root/md0-grow.bak /dev/md0
mdadm: /dev/md0 is performing resync/recovery and cannot be reshaped


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Debian :: Reload Plasma From Backup After Recovery From Disk Crash?

Jan 19, 2016

After recovery from a disk crash, everything seems fine except that I have lost plasma. I have a backup. Is there a way to reload plasma from the backup? I can recover kde by reloading /home/.kde from the backup. But there is no .plasma file.

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Ubuntu :: Backup The Entire Disk Using Some Popular Backup Tool?

Sep 1, 2011

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 onto HP EliteBook 8540w notebook and would like to backup the entire disk using some popular backup tool.

I have searched in the internet and found the closest tool is PartImage. But the bad news is that it does not support ext4 fs!

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Ubuntu :: Use DD To Clone One Disk To Many

Jan 25, 2011

I was thinking about make a clone machine. I was thinking about use a old computer that have some SATA connection. One disk is source and then I add some other disk to destination. I going to have Linux on USB stick. I have look at dd and it look nice but what I can see it only use one disk to another.
dd if=/dev/hdx of=/dev/hdy
is it possible to add more then one destination?

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Create Clone In USB

Oct 2, 2010

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed in my desktop and is working fine. I would like to clone the Ubuntu with all my settings etc to a USB Flsah drive so that I can take it with me during travel.I don't want to reinstall in USB FLASH rather I want asis Desktop Ubuntu in USB FLASH.

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OpenSUSE Install :: How To Clone The 11.4 To A New Disk

Sep 9, 2011

I used opensuse three years ago. Then I moved to ubuntu, because it was easier for me to use ubuntu at that time. Now, I move back to opensuse again. But I want to know how to clone the opensuse system to another hard disk. I mean I have my opensuse well, I do backup to my opensuse system and restore it to another harddisk with the same partition.

When I used ubuntu, I used a very good small open-source software, named 'Ucloner'. You can find it at ucloner - Backup/restore/clone your Ubuntu, and make Live-Ubuntu. - Google Project Hosting . It is very handy to backup the ubuntu system and restore or clone it to a new harddisk. Especially, when restoring the system, the grub can be installed to the new harddisc automatically with the UUID of the new harddisc (very amazing). But it is only for ubuntu. I am looking for a software with the similar function.

I have tried Clonezilla. No problem to do backup and restore. But I failed to boot the restored system even with the same harddisc. I know it is the problem of GRUB. Even reinstalling the grub, I still can not boot into the system.

My question is

1. is there any software that allows me to backup the opensuse and restore it to another harddisc with the grub installed to the new harddisc automatically?

2. If no software for question 1, what software or application is good to backup and restore the opensuse and how to reinstalled the grub to the new harddisc with different UUID?

3. Since the Ucloner is open-source, is there anybody having interest in change the ucloner code to fit for opensuse? I guess there should be much change, because ubuntu and opensuse are linux both?

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Ubuntu :: DD Disk Clone For Some Partitions

Jun 11, 2011

I have a 160Gb Hard drive with 3 partitions. sda1, sda2, sda3. sda1 & 2 are just under 20 GB each. the other 120 GB is free space. I have so many 40GB hard drives! I would like to copy (with dd) the MBR, sda1 & 2 to a 40GB hard drive and be able to just use that so I can free up my 160GB hard drives. Typically when I want to clone something, the drives are equal or larger than the original. I'm not too sure about this, and if I use code (show below), will I also get the MBR? #where sda is the 160gb with 3 partitions and drive sdb is a 40GB drive with 2 partitions.

dd if=/dev/sda1 of=sdb1
dd if=/dev/sda1 of=sdb1
Also, is there a way I can do this with 1 line, or have both dd operations running simultaneously?

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Ubuntu :: USB Disk Clone With Dd But Still Not Exact Copy?

Dec 11, 2010

I'm trying to clone a 2GB USB memory stick to another stick just like it (same size and brand). The src drive has three partitions, one fat, one ext2 and one encrypted (in that order). It also has an mbr. I create the clone using the following command:

dd if=/dev/xxx of=/dev/xxx bs=512k conv=noerror,notrunc

Once it's done the mbr, the ext2 and the encrypted partitions seem fine, but the fat one is slightly modified on the clone. Here is a hex dump of the (broken) clones fat partition followed by a dump of the original partition.

0000000 3ceb 6d90 646b 736f 7366 0000 0402 0001
0000010 0002 0002 f800 00bc 003e 0040 0000 0000


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Ubuntu Installation :: Clone A USB Startup Disk?

Apr 19, 2011

I often run various computers from my Ubuntu 10.04 USB startup disk. Every now and then, people get interested and want a copy of their own. Since I have installed a few extras (VLC, codecs, flash etc) on the disk, not just the out of the box 10.04, I would like to create a clone of the USB startup disk, to give away. How can it be done?

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General :: Clone A Larger Disk To Smaller With Cp?

Jul 10, 2010

I need to clone a 160GB hard drive with Linux Mint 9 (not more than 10GB used) to a 30GB SSD that is partitioned carefully (aligned to cylinder boundaries) and is currently running Ubuntu (which I wish to overwrite with Linux Mint 9). The SSD has a /boot partition, / and swap. The source (160 GB) does not have a separate boot partition. Can anyone help me fill in the steps below? /dev/sdc will be the source (160GB) and /dev/sda is the target (with partitions 1,2 and swap on 5).

make a copy of /etc/fstab from the target drive before proceeding. Ready the target partitions. Can I reuse the existing destination partitions on the SSD? Ready the filesystems on each of the target partitions. /boot is ext2, / is ext4 and swap is already set up too. As I said, all contain data (Ubuntu) that I wish to overwrite. So what steps are needed here? Do I need to erase anything (files, etc.) before the copy/clone? next, use dd to copy MBR (right?) And exclude partition table:


dd if=/dev/sdc1 of=/dev/sda1 count=1 bs=446

Mount the source and destination drives:


mount -t ext4 /dev/sdc1 /mnt/source
mount -t ext2 /dev/sda1 /mnt/boot_target
mount -t ext4 /dev/sda2 /mnt/root_target

I suppose I can leave the swap partition on the target untouched. Copy the files from the source partition to the destination


cp -a /mnt/source/boot /mnt/boot_target
cp -a /mnt/source/ /mnt/root_target

then I assume I go to /mnt/root_target and delete the /boot directory, right? Change /etc/fstab to reflect the new partitions. I mount by label. Will my partition labels be intact after this? Do I have to make any changes to GRUB? Anything else?

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Ubuntu :: Possible To Copy / Clone Entire Disk Including MBR?

Apr 30, 2011

I have win7 and ubuntu on a 250gb hard drive. I would like to move this to a 1tb drive. Is it possible to clone the entire hard drive, including the MBR? Thought about doing a disk image but unsure if this is the answer. I am using win7 64 pro and ubuntu 10.10.

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