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snapshot of running linux filesystem

I want to make a snapshot of the filesystem, which i can restore (fully functional) on an other machine.

The problem is that the machine cannot be shut down to make this snapshot, its a live machine.

So to say it simple, does anyone know a (norton) ghost for linux which works on a running machine.

If it doesn't exists let me know if it does exist give me the answer to this important question.

Greetings and thanks,

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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Hi alipapus,
commonly distributed with Knoppix but should run on any *nix based system

Partition Image is a Linux/UNIX utility similar to Symantec's Ghost. This uility saves partitions in the EXT2, Reiserfs, NTFS, HPFS, FAT16, and FAT32 file system formats to an image file. The image file can be compressed with gzip or bzip2 in order to save disk space, and it can be split in order to fit onto a series of floppy disks. This program can be useful for backup purposes. A boot/root disk is also provided, allowing you to run Partition Image without Linux installed on the hard disk.

Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:

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