[plug] hard disk cloning

Kev kdownes at tpg.com.au
Thu Apr 26 14:52:31 WST 2007

Some time ago there was a thread about hard drive cloning.  I don't 
recall seeing this suggestion, which from memory would probably have 
been just the beez neez.  One to tuck away for future perhaps.

*GParted-Clonezilla LiveCD*
This is a multi-boot livecd booting off GRUB. It can load the last 
GParted-livecd or Clonezilla
to backup file system localy or through the network. Clonezilla 
supported ext2, ext3, reiserfs,
xfs, jfs of GNU/Linux, and FAT, NTFS file system.
UnlikePartimage or ntfsclone, which only for partitions. Clonezilla, 
containing some other programs,
can save and restore not only partitions, but also a whole disk.
Unlike G4U or G4L, in Clonezilla, if file system is supported, only used 
blocks in harddisk are
saved and restored. This increase the clone efficiency.
For unsupported file system, sector-to-sector copy is done by dd in 



Kev Downes
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