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Old 08-31-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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Question X-based alternative to Partclone?


Partclone works fine, but since it's written in Curses, it's unrealistic to expect non-techies to use it to clone a hard-drive.

I was wondering if there is an X-based alternative, preferably in GTK+.

Thank you.
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There is gparted but it does not do backups like your looking for. I have used partimage in the past and its pretty easy to use. I don't use it anymore tho since it cannot read ext4 and dd works better for my needs anyway. It probably wouldn't be too hard to make a gtk program that worked just like partimage.
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It would be very nice to see a GTK frontend to dd, but even if there isn't:

sudo dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sda2
or the equivalent on your system will work too.
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RedoBackup&Recovery is a live gtk partclone distro
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Thanks for the tip on Redo. Apparently, it's just a GTK front-end to Partclone.

Does someone know if Partclone only backs up sectors/clusters that are actually used, so that backing up a 200GB hard-disk only holding 2GB of data won't needlessly turn into a 200GB file?


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