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 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
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?
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.
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.
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.
Is there any software to clone Linux partition? No matter they are paid or free software, I'll need them. The problem is that if I clone a linux partition to a bigger or smaller partition size, it will crash.
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.
i have centos 5.3 , i want to clone or create image of my working servers having centos5.3 in another hardisk so that if my server down i can just put this another hardisk which having image or clone of the crash server and my server will up in small amount of time is it possible or not if yes then how
I'm using dd to clone a Windows Vista hard drive and recovery partition with zero luck. I duplicated the partitions with gparted then used dd to copy each partition and then the master boot record. Nothing............. no boot.
I am trying to clone a HDD which has Windows Vista installed. There are two patitions in in: 9.3GB EISA Configuration 65GB NTFS (the C: drive as windows calls it) I am going to clone the entire hard disk with clonezilla, I am not sure what the EISA partition is and if it can be cloned(then restored) using clonezilla. I did google it, its probably some kind of a recovery partition of some sort.
I have a bunch of computers with the same configuration, so I would like to install Ubuntu only to one master computer and later on just copy the partition layout and the filesystem unto other computers. Previously I was able to simply copy the partition layout (via the sfdisk utility), the filesystem (a simple "cp -a") and install Grub (via script). Now I had to use the parted utility to partition the 2TB drive and Grub2 is the default boot loader.
My questions are now: 1. How do I copy the partition layout from /dev/sda (master) to /dev/sdb (clone)? 2. How do I batch install install Grub2 to the other disk (e.g. /dev/sdb) ?
In Grub 0.97 it used to be something like that: Code: # GRUB the disk grub --no-floppy --batch <<EOF_GRUB root ($GRUB,0) setup ($GRUB) quit EOF_GRUB .....
In Grub 2 I tried with: Code: grub-install --force --root-directory=/mnt/sdb1/ /dev/sdb Only to get this error: .....
The Grub2 syntax is way different compared to Grub0.97. Yes, I do could use the Grub2-suggested option but since the partition layouts on both partitions are equal, I see little point in setting the BIOS Boot Partition option, since the master computer works without it and I don't remember any error message during the install.
I decided to clone my OS partition to another hard drive using dd (without any special options). I created the target partition before cloning (25GB) but it shows up as 21GB (source/original partition's size) in df, as well as ext2 instead of ext4.
I'd like to clone a partition, and then restore it to a logical volume. I have all three operating systems at my disposal (Mac, Windows, Linux Live CD) What is the best way to achieve this. The partition I am trying to resize is only 200MB, so I can store it on usb if need be.
I have a very specific issue that I am having trouble resolving. I have an old laptop and a new laptop with a smaller HDD. I want to copy the windows partition from the new lappy to the old bigger HDD so I have room for Ubuntu. All of my files are on a Maverick install on the old lappy. How can I get all my files and windows to the old HDD and into the new laptop. I am a little stuck on this one because of my limited options.
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
Where /dev/sda1 is actually a 80 GB hard drive. Is there anyway I can safely and easily repartition the unpartitioned space without causing a huge mess? I have a very important Oracle database on /dev/sdb1 and thus I want to be able to back it up on the second disk. I can create a partition on that drive?
I installed fedora 13 64 bit and it works great but I encountered several issues when setting up guest OS with KVM. The problem seems to be related to selinux. But let me first ask question about logical volume. By Default fedora created logical volumes:
"If you expect that you or other users will store data on the system, create a separate partition for the /home directory within a volume group. With a separate /home partition, you may upgrade or reinstall Fedora without erasing user data files." seems to suggest I have to create a separate physical partition and assign that to /home. But reading elsewhere it seems to suggest logical volume acts like a partition. My goal is to make it easy in case fedora is hosed and I have to re-install it without affecting /home where my cirtical data resides. Given above do I need to create a separate physical partition or I am just fine?
I have a second hard disk that originally had windows and all my data. Windows is hosed but I can see my data from within Fedora and Windows is gone and I created created new partition in its place which used ot be the C:/ drive appears as 53 Gb filesystem. My data which was originally D drive appears as 215 GB filesystem. As given in [URL] I want to create a new logical volume in 53 Gb filesystem which I want to use as space for virtual disk to install guest OS's in KVM. Currrently 53 GB filesystem is mounted as /media/3467BH89JK789 but this does not work well with KVM. how do I create this logical volume out of 53 Gb filesystem partition and add proper selinux info and do I add to vg_vostrolx volume group and in a different volume group?