[CentOS] Acronis True Image or Clonezilla

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at msu.edu
Mon Sep 27 18:07:03 EDT 2010


On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 04:52:58PM -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:

> On 9/27/2010 4:45 PM, John R Pierce wrote:
> >    On 09/27/10 2:27 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?
> >
> > is this ext3fs ?  use dump ... | restore ...
> 
> If it is bootable, then he has to go through some contortions to install 
> grub (besides the extra effort of making the partitions and filesystems 
> that the imaging toolsets do for you).

Those are not difficult and allow for a proper use of the 
larger space.

////jerry


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