help -> linux -> hard disk cloning

help -> linux -> hard disk cloning

Post by csif » Wed, 18 Jul 2001 03:20:30



Has anyone used Ghost or Disk Image Pro to clone the hard disk on a linux
system???

If so, i would appreciate your help, since i have not been able to copy
uccessfully.

Also, if anyone has used anyother software to clone the hard drive, can you
list the program.

Thanks
Smitty

 
 
 

help -> linux -> hard disk cloning

Post by Mafo » Wed, 18 Jul 2001 19:28:33



Quote:> Has anyone used Ghost or Disk Image Pro to clone the hard disk on a
> linux system???

> If so, i would appreciate your help, since i have not been able to copy
> uccessfully.

> Also, if anyone has used anyother software to clone the hard drive, can
> you list the program.

I may be wrong, but something along the lines of:

 $ dd if=/dev/hda1 of=/mnt/somwhere/$HOST-hda1.img
 $ gzip /mnt/somwhere/$HOST-hda1.img

ought to work quite well

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help -> linux -> hard disk cloning

Post by John Pritchard-William » Fri, 20 Jul 2001 01:50:41


Smitty,
Tried both products recently and Disk Image Pro is currently unable to copy
Linux Swap - it bombs out with a program error - this is acknowledged on
their website and they are intending a fix for it at some point....

However, used Norton Ghost and this worked absolutely fine for our Linux
Mandrake 7.0 machine.

One thing we did notice is too make sure your disk-size is being picked up
correctly in the BIOS , otherwise ghost won't get the partitions sizes right
(understandably) - for instance it made a 2G disk look like a 3G disk.

Also - if this is a system disk, there is an option I think you need to
check under the OPTIONS menu in Ghost, which tells it this I believe.

John


Quote:> Has anyone used Ghost or Disk Image Pro to clone the hard disk on a linux
> system???

> If so, i would appreciate your help, since i have not been able to copy
> uccessfully.

> Also, if anyone has used anyother software to clone the hard drive, can
you
> list the program.

> Thanks
> Smitty

 
 
 

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