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Old 03-27-2008, 10:39 PM   #1
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Clonezilla Live: Cloning to smaller HD


I'm running into a problem with Clinezilla, as the HD I orignally created the image on is much bigger than what most of the computers I'm cloning the image to have.

The image itself is less than 1.5GB, so the max. capacity of the HDs isn't a problem. However, the cloning process errors out because the HD being cloned to is smaller than the HD the clone was originally done on.

Obviously, Clonezilla only saves what is used, as the image is stored without compression on a 4.3GB HD, so I'm wondering if there's a way to force it?

There probably is one right in the mneu, but I didn't think to bring the CD home with me. I figure might as well ask now.
 
Old 03-28-2008, 03:43 AM   #2
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I have only experience with partimage which is the cousin to clone.

assuming you have backups of your current structure and off site backup of a partimage of each partition......use a live cd to resize certain partitions.

then boot and force a fsck

then check it all works

then take new images where the target of new partition must be equal or greater than the size of the imaged partitions
 
Old 02-04-2010, 02:17 PM   #3
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CLONEZILLA - larger HDD to smaller HDD

I saw this question raised with no real answer provided, so I'm assuming it is not possible to clone an 120 GB HDD with only 37 GB used to an 80 GB HDD? Unless obviously, you change the partition size before hand. I would have liked to use clonezilla, it seems to recognize the hardware better than some other products, but it is missing a great feature.
 
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From Clonezilla web page.

"Limitations

* The destination partition must be equal or larger than the source one.
* Differential/incremental backup is not implemented yet. "

I have used g4u, it may or may not work. Basically dd over network or between disks.

Use a file based system maybe like rsync or cat or netcat or such maybe.
 
  


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