[CentOS] backup question

Gary Richardson gary.richardson at gmail.com
Mon Jun 23 14:00:18 UTC 2008


Do you need to shut your machine down to use clonezilla? After a quick skim
of the site, I can't find anything that says you don't.

On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 7:27 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:

> Anne Wilson wrote:
>
>>
>>
>  I've had good results using Clonezilla for complete backup of OS+data.
>>>
>>
>> Is there any compression?  Does it span multiple CDs if necessary?
>>
>
> It does an image copy and knows enough about most filesystems to only copy
> the used portions of the disk.  Yes it compresses, no it doesn't split - or
> write CD's directly.  It lets you store the image in a variety of places
> (network mount via samba, NFS, or ssh), local disks which could be USB
> external, etc.).  After the image is stored, you can use a command line to
> convert the image to a bootable DVD image containing clonezilla and the
> image. But it doesn't split and you have to use some other utility to burn
> the DVD.   It would probably work pretty well to install clonezilla to boot
> from a large USB disk where you could store images directly and restore from
> them.
>
> --
>  Les Mikesell
>   lesmikesell at gmail.com
>
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