[CentOS] Acronis True Image or Clonezilla

Timothy Murphy gayleard at eircom.net
Tue Sep 28 11:27:26 EDT 2010

Jerry McAllister 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.

I should have admitted that there is a Windows partition on the old disk.
It came with the machine, but I never use it.
However, I would like to save it if possible,
as there seem to be some operations on this computer (HP ProLiant M110),
eg updating the BIOS, which seem to require Windows to be running.

Timothy Murphy  
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