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by mesmith
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:42 am
Forum: Running partimage from a bootable CDRom and floppy disk
Topic: In the event of HD failure...
Replies: 0
Views: 5433

In the event of HD failure...

I'm new to Linux, and trying to develop a strategy to recover from HD failure if it occurs. I have two HD's. On my primary HD I have two partitions, Linux and Swap. My backup HD is a single partition. I have captured and saved the primary drive's MBR to my backup HD, along with an image of my primar...
by mesmith
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: MBR's & Partion tables???
Replies: 0
Views: 4188

MBR's & Partion tables???

Running a simple linux system with two hdd's. Drive one has two partitions - linux plus swap. Hdd two a single partition. Both Ext3. I successfully created an image of my primary partition onto disk 2. My assumtion was that if ever suffer total hdd failure on disk one, I would be able to buy a new h...
by mesmith
Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: Restoring to larger partition...
Replies: 0
Views: 3910

Restoring to larger partition...

I have created an image of my main linux partition (18gb of which 3.8gb were used) into a partition on a second hdd (4gb drive). If I ever need to restore this backup, I have noticed that the partimage documentation mentions that restoring to a larger partition than the source will result in space l...
by mesmith
Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: Target Partition Path
Replies: 6
Views: 8282

Took your advice and all worked perfectly.

Thanks,

Mike
by mesmith
Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: Target Partition Path
Replies: 6
Views: 8282

I can certainly follow those instructions, but there are some things I don't understand. Since in my normal operations I already have a mount point for the second HD ( /media/sdb1 ) why can't I use that? Also, by setting up a second mount point /mnt/backup (or something) will I end up with two mount...
by mesmith
Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: Target Partition Path
Replies: 6
Views: 8282

Target Partition Path

I am new to Linux and Partimage. My needs are simple. I have two hd's. I want to make an image of my basic Linux partition sda1 (on HD one) to sdb1 (on HD two). The GUI seems to come up fine on my system, and I can choose partition sda1 as my source partition. My problem is that I don't know what to...