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Old 03-12-2017, 10:50 AM   #1
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Is there a chance to clone linux server together with important program?


Hi guys,

Can you help me guys, I have an important program in server. My knowledge is limited, I am worried if something happens in my server. Is there a chance to clone the server? The OS is Linux Ubuntu. At the same time I have a external backup for data so I just paste it. I would like to this to save money. The developer of this program is greedy.

Please help me, Thanks in advance.

Albert
 
Old 03-12-2017, 10:58 AM   #2
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Hi guys,

Can you help me guys, I have an important program in server. My knowledge is limited, I am worried if something happens in my server. Is there a chance to clone the server? The OS is Linux Ubuntu. At the same time I have a external backup for data so I just paste it. I would like to this to save money. The developer of this program is greedy.

Please help me, Thanks in advance.

Albert
Yes, you can clone the hard drive partitions of your server. Clonezilla is one (but not limited to) example of a program, that can do that for you.

http://clonezilla.org/
 
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Old 03-12-2017, 11:43 AM   #3
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albert69 - +1 for clonezilla. I use it fairly regularly for cloning either partitions or entire physical disks, to either image files or directly to other physical partitions or disks as destinations.

Cheers :-)
 
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Thank you guys to your kind reply that is really helpful. I'm thinking as well to this one, to buy Inateck Dual Drive USB3.0 Docking/Cloning Station.
What do you think to this device?

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Old 03-12-2017, 01:06 PM   #5
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Thank you guys to your kind reply that is really helpful. I'm thinking as well to this one, to buy Inateck Dual Drive USB3.0 Docking/Cloning Station.
What do you think to this device?
I've always used Nexstar enclosures for USB-to-SATA (or IDE back in the day ...). This device looks very useful, but I have no practical experience with it.
 
Old 03-12-2017, 01:14 PM   #6
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I also recommend Clonezilla. For cabling, you don't need anything nearly as fancy as this Dual Drive cloning station you reference. Just connect a USB drive and clone to it.

I've never used a cloning station before, so maybe I'm missing some special feature it has, but it looks like an over-complicated usb cable to me.

If you are intending to create constant clones of your server's data, then you should be looking at using a good RAID system, or at least you should be rsyncing data to your server's clone, probably hourly. But all this is tangential to creating a clone of your server, and it gets into the realm of your backup plan.... which you should definitely have.
 
  


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