how to clone,create an entire "image" of hard drive[solved]

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how to clone,create an entire "image" of hard drive[solved]

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I was reading a thread on another board about cloning a hard drive using Acronis True Image. The person wanted to upgrade to a larger HD and another guy suggested Acronis to clone the hard drive, and then copy the image back to the newer larger drive.

Does anyone have any experience doing this?
I was wondering what kinds of tools Linux has available for this type of operation. If you have link to a good tutorial as well that would be great. I'm not in need of this right now , but I'm sure it will come in handy one day so I'd like to read up a bit on it.
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Re: how to clone , or create an entire "image" of a hard dri

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When I was on my junior high, I've been using Norton Ghost to do such a task. So I googled "Norton Ghost Alternate" and the result was

http://alternativeto.net/software/norton-ghost/
http://clonezilla.org/
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/H ... x-53.shtml

I think if we eager to read, the software was quite easy to use..
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Try using Clonzilla. It should do the job nicely.
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Luckydog wrote:Try using Clonzilla. It should do the job nicely.

ok, thanks.
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GeneC wrote:+1 for Clonezilla

Tutorial
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/free ... tware.html

thanks.
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You might also look at PING (Partimage Is Not Ghost):
http://ping.windowsdream.com/index.html
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There are fortunately several fine alternatives out there.

Some things to look out for. Always take a reliable backup prior to act... B-)
(Whoops I have to do one right now... B-) )

+1 to CloneZilla. Espetially for DRBL. It is the GUI-Multicast-live-server-universal-tool version of clonezilla.

Anyhow CloneZilla uses already present tools in a framework.
The first\best there were partimage. The same developer then rounded it in a live-cd: sysresccd.org you can find there.

Also worth a mention (albeit I am not tested it out yet) an other distro what you can find on the Ultimate Boot CD ( ubcd.sf.net) It is the "Parted Magic". They started to develop their own util becouse they did not liked that clonezilla uses 'bloatware' as their 'framework' and requirements. B-)

There are always issues and new technologies. I am going to find out now with mint11 that the new UID in fstab is an issue for the cloning or not.

And of course - there are the distro-inbuilt technologies.
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