Need to image backup a Linux hard drive

Posted on 2012-08-17
Last Modified: 2012-08-19
I am strictly in a Windows environment and use Acronis to make image backups of Windows systems. Then use Acronis with Unicersal Restore to drop that image down on dissimilar hardware. This is done via a bootable CD.

   Is there any shuch program/CD that will let me do the same thing with Linux?
Question by:jimbecher
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    by:Gerwin Jansen
    Acronis is Linux based and Acronis has products for Linux as well. For basic Linux system, your current Acronis version probably will be able to make a backup as well.
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    The bootable CD is Linux based. Always has been but the only software they have to back up Linix based machines is for Linux Servers. $1100 and the Universal Restore is an addition $300. That is just a little too steep for the ability to back up a Linux workstation.
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    You want to look at a project called clonezilla.  This will even work in your Windows environment.

    Not sure how this would work with restoring an image to dissimilar hardware though.
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    Clonzilla is one option, using
    Partimage is another, there are examples using dd.
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    by:Diogo Uchoas
    There is clonezilla and hdclone.
    I prefer clonezilla, it has many more options.
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    Clonezilla worked like a champ!

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