I need to find an easy to use program to clone a linux machine with a LVM configuration

Posted on 2006-04-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I am very familiar with Ghost and Image Cast in the windows world.  I need to find a program that will let me make a clone of a linux hard drive.  The operating system is Centos (an open source version of Redhat Enterprise). I am also running MySql on the server.  I am currently testing TrueImage, but I am having problems creating an image that I can open.

I am interested in any cloning programs that you can recommend.  

Thank-you in advance.
Question by:TangledTech
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi TangledTech,

    I recommend you partimage. You can find it in the SystemRescueCD distribution.

    Hope this helps!

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    Assisted Solution


    Have you tryed using dd.  e.g.

    dd if=/dev/hda of=/root/myimage.img

    This will copy the whole of harddisk one and produce an output file called myimage.img

    Author Comment

    Thank-you for your recommendations.  When the boss lets me get back on this project, I will examine both of your suggestions.  If I have any other questions, I will post again.


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