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Looking for an image based backup software for LINUX (something like ShadowProtect)

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We have been using ShadowProtect to backup Windows PCs for years. We configure ShadowProtect for weekly backup - full backup on Sunday, incremental backups every 1 hour on weekdays.
Now I need to backup a RedHat Linux computer, but ShadowProtect does not have a Linux version yet. I am not a Linux guy, so can anyone please tell me if there is such a software?

Many thanks!!
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You can use CloneZilla. The OS must have the partitions unmounted during backup, so it works best if you boot to a CloneZilla LiveCD. The same applies to other image backup software:

http://clonezilla.org
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Thanks Rindi!
I used  Clonezilla actually. It is a good tool to migrate hard drives or does one time manual backup. Unfortunately, it is not able to make scheduled backups as ShadowProtect does
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I'm not aware of any image backup tool that runs under Linux which you schedule.
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All unix systems can be backed up at file level. There is no hidden magic past that that image backup could preserve.
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Thanks for the comments.
I also called ShadowProtect, they will release a Linux version soon!
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Modern linux filesystems have snapshot support so you just dd snapshot where you want.
I really dont feel C grade is right.
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