[CentOS] Acronis True Image or Clonezilla

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Tue Sep 28 11:48:18 EDT 2010

on 9-28-2010 8:27 AM Timothy Murphy spake the following:
> 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.
All the HP servers I have are fully update able from linux... I don't have a
M110, but I have several ML350's

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