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Old 11-28-2016, 08:05 AM   #1
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Software to backup an entire partition to a single file?


Hello All,

Was wondering if there is a software app out there which can backup an entire partition to a single file without having to use the entire partition or drive to create the backup file. I heard Clonezilla can do this but it requires and entire drive to backup the source partition.
 
Old 11-28-2016, 08:08 AM   #2
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dd ?
 
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:38 AM   #3
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I heard Clonezilla can do this but it requires and entire drive to backup the source partition.
Where did you hear that? Clonezilla can do device-to-device or device-to-file.
 
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Old 11-28-2016, 10:06 AM   #4
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https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/disk_cloning

There is likely "an app" for that, but I wouldn't know nor care what it is.
 
Old 11-28-2016, 11:57 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies, everyone.
 
Old 11-28-2016, 12:13 PM   #6
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I use fsarchiver.
 
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:52 PM   #7
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why not use "tar"
 
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Old 11-28-2016, 04:23 PM   #8
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Clonezilla uses partimage and it could be used alone.

The command tar, dd and cpio will use file by file but anytime you copy a partition you don't really want it mounted.

Tar command with compression has been used forrrrever.

Last edited by jefro; 11-28-2016 at 04:33 PM.
 
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:05 PM   #9
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dump/restore available on most systems, archive file can be compressed, individual files can be extracted, its all i use
 
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Old 11-30-2016, 01:23 PM   #10
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i just get another hdd and cpy everything over. but why when there is dropbox?
 
  


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