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Linux PArtimage or other

Hi i have been using ghost 8.0 for years and it can ghost a 4gig partition to another drive in 3 mins

Now i have to use linux for one reason or another and i have used partimage to image one partititon to another!

This is taking 55 mins, this is far to long i need it to be used for speedy recovery!

Is there any other softwares in linux which i can use command lines to image/restore, alot quicker?

Thanks
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bryanchellen
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bryanchellen
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xDamoxCommented:
Hi,

The reason why partimage takes long is because it does not copy everything it only copys the files. You could try
using the tar utility e.g.

tar -cf backup.tar /path/to/backup
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joolsCommented:
Whats wrong with Ghost?

If you need just a backup you could use xDamox information above, if you need an image Ghost will be fine if you use the right switches.

J
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rindiCommented:
How are you running partimage? If you are starting it from a knoppix CD, then make sure DMA mode is enabled (if your are imaging a IDE disk, that is). Knoppix doesn't enable DMA by default, and problem neither other distros if started in single mode, which would be the mode to use for partimage.
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