[CentOS] Acronis True Image or Clonezilla

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at msu.edu
Mon Sep 27 18:05:40 EDT 2010

On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 10:27:00PM +0100, 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?

I would be inclined to suggest regular UNIX dump/restore.
The size change is covered in normal UNIX fashion and all
links, ownership, permissions and flags are preserved properly.


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