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Old 10-18-2004, 03:26 AM   #1
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A backup software like windows ghost


Man, I have been searching all night, I searched the forums, but nothing seems to work.
I just need some software, gui or command line, something that works, so I can restore my linux system if my attempt to install the ati drivers fail.
suse 9.1
 
Old 10-18-2004, 03:41 AM   #2
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I tryed ghost on windows, but it gives an error
mondoarchive didn't really work ether
 
Old 10-18-2004, 04:19 AM   #3
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there is partimage

u could checkout as its a livecd which contains useful system tools

http://www.sysresccd.org/
 
Old 10-18-2004, 06:24 AM   #4
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Hi,
what about g4l - Ghost for Linux - Development Kit branch?

You find it at https://sourceforge.net/projects/g4l

Description:
Ghost for Linux is a hard disk and partition imaging and cloning tool similar to Norton Ghost(c). The created images are optionally compressed and transferred to an FTP server instead of cloning locally.


Hope it helps,

Pete
 
Old 10-28-2004, 12:35 AM   #5
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Anyone knows about another application besides g4l for imagin/cloning a hard drive?
 
Old 10-28-2004, 02:40 AM   #6
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The only two that I know of is part image which is a direct clone and works pretty damn well with a nice GUI for those who are more comfortable with it.

There is also g4u (Ghost for Unix) http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/

PDD
 
Old 10-28-2004, 08:55 AM   #7
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Thanks.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 02:40 PM   #8
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I've never done it but it's quite common to clone drives using DD. Again, I've never done this, so you should research it if your considering it.

AFAIK all you should have to do is
Code:
dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb
. Where /dev/hda is the drive you need to clone and /dev/hdb is the drive your backing up to. DD will do a bit to bit copy of the orignal drive to the new drive.
 
  


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