[CentOS] Acronis True Image or Clonezilla

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 17:42:45 EDT 2010


On 9/27/2010 4:27 PM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I want to clone a small (80GB) disk on my CentOS server
> to a large (1.5TB) disk,
> as smart has been giving me warnings of unreadable sectors.
>
> Both disks are Western Digital,
> and WD has a WD version of Acronis True Image.
> I'm not sure whether to use this or Clonezilla.
>
> My worry with Acronis is that I want to keep
> the original disk, and I'm not sure
> from the documentation if True Image allows this.
>
> Any opinions on the better of the two?

Don't know much about Acronis but clonezilla should do the job as long 
as it is able to read the used blocks on the source and you don't mind 
the copy having the same partition sizes initially (you can resize or 
add the unused space as a new mounted partition afterward).

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   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com


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