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Image Software

Postby refra » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:10 pm

AOA,

Any ghost (Image Software) like software in linux arena that is easy to use.

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Postby x2oxen » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:20 am

Try acronis
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Postby LinuxFreaK » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:17 am

Dear refra,
Salam,

Use Ghost For Linux.

FYI, http://sourceforge.net/projects/g4l

Best Regards.
Farrukh Ahmed

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Image Software-(Ghosting>) in Linux-(Open Source)

Postby aquiline » Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:24 pm

Dear refra,

yep it's also my favourite topic......well I have deal with "Image-Issues" frequently..it's just a interesting reSearch for Open Source Imaging/Deployment Tools and Technologies, lot's of work is underground....means you have to DIG the Google... :idea: :arrow:
well, for the Quick Start Have a Look @

Clonezilla Live - Single machine clone system without installation
http://www.clonezilla.org/clonezilla-live/
Clonezilla Ghost Like Linux Partition or Disk Clone Software
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/download-linux-clonezilla-to-clone-system.html
Cloning Linux Systems With CloneZilla Server Edition (CloneZilla SE)
http://www.howtoforge.com/cloning-linux-systems-with-clonezilla-server-edition-clonezilla-se
Clonezilla DRBL HOWTO
http://en.opensuse.org/Clonezilla_DRBL_HOWTO

Please note I'll not be able to reply quickly......
Thank you.
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Postby Muhammad Saad » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:18 am

How about partimage?

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dd command can also be used for clonning

Postby ghulam yaseen » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:31 pm

Hello All,

I tried dd command. It can also be used for cloning the hard drive.

http://www.desinc.net/clone_hard_drive_free

It is taking too much time, i also tried the bs switch with it, but no great success. Any idea on how to minimize the time or speed of making clone.

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Postby lambda » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:51 pm

on an 866mhz pentium iii, i was able to dd 80gb of one pata drive onto another in 40 minutes. is that faster or slower than your experience? the drives were on separate ide controllers.

i did

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dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdc bs=16777216
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regarding hard drive clonning

Postby ghulam yaseen » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:48 pm

Hi,

I think your bs value made some differnece. Any way, my hard disk size is 150Gb, i have also come to know that dd clones the data bit by bit. i mean it reads the each sector, this is the reason it takes long time.
i could complete it within 1 hour and 20 minutes :oops:

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lambda wrote:on an 866mhz pentium iii, i was able to dd 80gb of one pata drive onto another in 40 minutes. is that faster or slower than your experience? the drives were on separate ide controllers.

i did

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dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdc bs=16777216

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Postby lambda » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:09 pm

it doesn't read sector-by-sector. bs is block size -- 16mbyte/block.
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