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H5X00R 04-01-2013 05:47 PM

How well does clonezilla does it job
 
Hi.

I heard of clonezilla and know what it does. I also seen some videos on youtube. However, I never used clonezilla before.

I want to know from those who have used clonezilla how well does it do its job in backing and especially restoring images. Thanks

lleb 04-01-2013 06:47 PM

it works, what more do you want to know? i stopped using symantec ghost over a decade ago and norton ghost even further back.

in more corp. environments that i have been cloning systems, ive either used just DD or clonezilla. all depending on what needs to be done.

H5X00R 04-01-2013 06:56 PM

Thanks lleb for the reply. I guess I will give it a shot ;)

ozar 04-01-2013 07:54 PM

Hello

I've used Clonezilla hundreds of times for creating images and restoring them, and it's never failed me a single time, at least not yet. I'd recommend doing a few test runs to make sure you understand the way it works before doing anything critical with it. Clonezilla might seem complicated on the first run or two, but after a few times doing it, you'll find it quite simple to use and understand.

netnix99 04-01-2013 08:04 PM

Clonezilla works quite well, and it will work when cloning either Windows or Linux. I have used it a lot, and it is the simplest tool I have found, plus,...it's FREE!!

jefro 04-02-2013 02:40 PM

Still some hit and misses with it. Consider testing it on your own system but be prepared for some other tools to backup and restore.

ozar 04-02-2013 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by H5X00R (Post 4923069)
I want to know from those who have used clonezilla how well does it do its job in backing and especially restoring images.

Hello

I've commented already on Clonezilla above, but another nice utility that has worked well for me is FSArchiver. It archives everything on one or more partitions, then you can easily restore the archive later, or restore it to another drive as long as the partition numbering is the same, and FSAarchiver doesn't care if the replacement drive is smaller or larger than the drive the archive originated from. It may be worth checking out if you plan to do quite a bit of imaging/archiving and restoring in the future. It's generally best to run it from a liveCD, just like with Clonezilla.


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