open source hard drive cloning
Posted on 2009-05-15
This is more of a "what are your thoughts" rather than a technical issue. I have a need to clone my laptop hard drive from time to time. Ghost works perfectly for this. But it costs money. I have used HDClone (paid version) with great success.
My question is, what would YOU use that is open source free software and why?
I've used gparted to resize my partitions after cloning my hard drive. Do you have a solution that will let me clone my drive AND resize my partition without using more than 1 or 2 programs? It must be non-windows programs - (ie. linux or live cd's).
Points will be awarded to the best (in my opinion) logical solution based on the following basic requirements:
*External USB compliant
*SATA/IDE Compliant (SCSI or SAS even better, but optional)
*Ability to resize all partions, not just the last partition
*GUI preferred, but optional