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Old 11-03-2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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Is there some way to have 'clonezilla' on my workstation like 'gparted' or 'bash'


Can someone tell me how to install CloneZilla to /opt/clonezilla or similar so that I can run it on a working workstation that boots a normal desktop on a running distro?

I know about and use CloneZilla from bootable media. However, I want to run it on my desktop to manipulate my USB-connected drives.
I can mount the clonezilla ISO file but I do not find an executable and libraries suitable for copying elsewhere.


Thanks,
~~~ 0;-Dan
 
Old 11-04-2011, 02:56 PM   #2
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I'm not sure about Clonezilla but you can install Partimage, but the last time I checked it wouldn't backup an ext4 partition. So I've been using fsarchiver lately.
 
Old 11-06-2011, 04:28 PM   #3
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I know there is a server edition of Clonezilla so one can install something to the drives
of a running system.

Is there someone out there who knows how to put CloneZilla onto a desktop linux box?

Thanks,
~~~ 0;-Dan
 
Old 11-06-2011, 05:46 PM   #4
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You could use mondo.
take a look here

Mondoarchive can be run from the command line and used in a cron job. It will do a full back (if you want) and place the iso in the /var/cache/mondo file. Can burn directly to cd/dvd if you want, but you will need the "real" cdrecord for that part to work correctly.
 
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You can create a second partition, install any distro, or even use the official CD and install clonezilla. You can not do it on the same partition, making "live" ghost is possible, but usually a really bad idea.

But as you said, there is the server version of clonezilla (DRBL) and it work really well. Once setup, it's better than anything on your local computer.

But as FredGSanford said, you could use partimage. It's simpler to install and do about the same thing.
 
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:07 AM   #6
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You can create a second partition, install any distro, or even use the official CD and install clonezilla. You can not do it on the same partition, making "live" ghost is possible, but usually a really bad idea.

But as you said, there is the server version of clonezilla (DRBL) and it work really well. Once setup, it's better than anything on your local computer.

But as FredGSanford said, you could use partimage. It's simpler to install and do about the same thing.
I want to use THIS workstation running clonezilla to manipulate USB drives or FLASH media that are directly connected to THIS WORKSTATION without the need to reboot.

Let me ask a different set of questions:
  • Under the bonnet, how is clonezilla different from
    Code:
    dd if={partition-A} of={partition-B} {other options}
    ?
  • Under the bonnet, how is clonezilla different from
    Code:
    dd if={device-A} of={device-B} skip={location of MBR+partition_table} count={size of MBR+partition_table} {other options}
    ?
In other words, I know how to use gparted to make and manage partitions and I know how to use dd to copy the contents byte-for-byte. It seems that I need to remember and use less arcane details if I use clonezilla. Is that about right? For example, can I use dd to tinker with partitions holding win-dose parts?

thanks to all,
~~~ 8d;-Dan
 
  


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