Can I create an image of my hdd and store on another computer as a backup?
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RE:Can I create an image of my hdd and store on another computer as a backup?
Yeh its totally right thought .I agree with you.
Originally Posted by EDDY1
I Acer aspire 3620 and would like to backup whole system.
My laptop has a 40Gig hdd. Is there a way I can either create an image or copy(clone) to another computer just in case I need it. If it matters I have a spare 40 gig drive on the other computer.
The reason for doing this is so that I can try a system restore and if anything goes wrong I want to be able to transfer back.
Also if it is posible how could I put it back and be bootable.
Any help would be appreciated.
The computer that I want to store it on would be the AMD
Arggghhh - that last sentence !!!.
Up till then, I was o.k with everything you'd said. Can't agree with that. A (system) restore image has to have point-in-time consistency.
Sure there are things which are time-synchronization sensitive. This guy is talking about a laptop. What specific things should he be concerned about? I don't think it is likely to be handling any heavy RDB transactions.
Originally Posted by EDDY1
I have a usb enclosure to put the source drive into, so it won't be mounted.
You do understand the meaning of the word mount in this context, right? Your wording makes it a bit unclear. If in doubt
Well instead of making image of laptop drive, I decided to clone my 40G hd with Debian Squeeze to 1Tb drive.
I didn't set uuid, so now I'm downloading Debian-live to make the changes. I'll post back in a few.
The drive that I was trying to clone was a pata drive the target drive was a sata drive.
When I was done I was asked if I wanted to link grub to the mbr, I answered yes, but when I went to boot, I got error cannot reserve mmio region.
Oops. My bad. I misunderstood that the error happened on boot, and thought that it had appeared when you tried to install grub.
The shell you saw at boot time was possibly grub, which does have a shell-like environment. I wonder whether the grub that was installed was too old to know how to read the 1TB drive. There used to be a restriction that the /boot partition had to be in the first 1024 cylinders.
Now I have to get my data out of the other hdd. When I installed that hdd the 40 Gig drive I was just testing. The results weren't like my Dell, Compac & emachine which are old. Everything worked and wasn't installing and reinstalling, so I accumulated alot of data.
I should have marked this thread solved as it is. I've succeeded in backing up, restoring and cloning drives.
Beleive me I'm sold on clonezilla.
The only problem that I had is that clonezilla only saw(listed) 2 of my images, while I had 3 on the same partition.
With that in mind I'd like to know,
If I want to save images on my hdd, which I have plenty of space,
can I just create a partition just for cases where I can just store images?
This parttion doesn't have to have any association with the os.