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Old 02-02-2010, 12:40 AM   #1
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Clonezilla Backup and restore


Hi,

I have been trying to backup my server and restore the image to a new same capacity hard disk.But i am getting error when restoring.my server configurations are as follows

Hp Proliant DL380 G5
intel xeon quad core
4GB RAM
2 146 GB gard disk ( RAID 1+0 configured)
O/S SLES 10 SP3

this is how i tried to restore the image

I raplaced the new HD (didnt do any modification existing RAID configuration )
Booted with clonezilla live CD
selected restore disk
selected to create the partition from image

But when it started to restore i am getting following error

the partition table in this disk is illegal/invalid : /dev/sdb
does this partition table file fit this disk :/home/partimag/2010-02-01-14-img /sdb-pt.sf?
is this disk too small : /dev/sdb?

ERROR: cant have a partition outside the disk


can somebody please suggest what i am doing wrong? I am having a time with this now

do i have to configure RAID again i plugged new disks to the server?

Thanks,
Riyan.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 12:51 AM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

It seems to me that the disk hasn't been initialized and that therefore Linux cannot detect any partition on it. Normally if you add a new disk it never hurts to see if RAID detected it.

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Eric
 
Old 02-02-2010, 01:49 AM   #3
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Hi Eric,

Thanks for the quick reply.I checked from BIOS for the RAID configuration once i plugged the new HD.Status was OK but for the old HD status was normalized.I can reconfigure RAID again but the problem is if i reconfigure the RAID for new HD what will happen if i plug the old HD? will i have to configure RAID again?

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plug.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 02:03 AM   #4
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Sorry forgot to mention.

Just to check the new HD's are initialized and recognized by Array controllers i booted with SLES 10 installation CD and in the portition option it is showing only 1 disk space that is 146 GB available.and also I was able to install the OS portition on the new HD.So this means the new disks are initialized right? please correct me if i am wrong.

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Old 02-02-2010, 02:20 AM   #5
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Hi,

That normally should have taken care of it. If you were able to install then the disk is initialized. Whenever you make change to RAID you have to 'tell' the RAID controller. Of course it depends also on your RAID config. If you have RAID0 (2 disks but no mirroring or other RAID) then you'll have to let those changes know to the controller and initialize the disk. If you have for example RAID1 with hot-pluggable disks you just swap the disk and the controller should take care of it by starting to copy over the data.

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Old 02-02-2010, 03:40 AM   #6
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Hi,

So this means i dont have to initialize the disk again? then any idea what could be the problem.Any way i will reconfigure RAID again for the new disk and give it a try.

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Rifdhy.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 11:13 AM   #7
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Any suggestions guys.Please let me know if any one using any different way or a tool for the Suse Linux image backup.

Thanks,
Rifdhy.
 
  


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