Image of entire disk ala G4U

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hipsterdoofus
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Image of entire disk ala G4U

Postby hipsterdoofus » Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:38 pm

Would it be possible, or COULD it be, to have partimage essentially clone an entire disk like g4u? We have had problems with partimage and some dell computers due to their weirdo utility partitions. I like partimage because it is faster, but if it can't image the entire disk, then apparently it won't work for me. Any comments?

jurij
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Postby jurij » Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:40 am

Please try this:
http://www.device-image.de

regards,
Jurij

steven
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Re: Image of entire disk ala G4U

Postby steven » Sat May 06, 2006 3:34 pm

Maybe you can try clonezilla:
http://clonezilla.sf.net
It can save and restore entire disk via partimage, and both unicast and multicast mode are available.

DW
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script it

Postby DW » Wed May 17, 2006 10:25 pm

You could script it. In other words write a little shell scipt that looked at the output of `fdisk -l` to work out how many partitions need to be cloned (no need to clone the swap partition), and then save that data to text file, and then save each partition.
A second script would then use the text file to recreate the partitions, and then restore each one that was saved.

holycow
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Postby holycow » Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:01 am

thats what we have done .. and its probably the best way to do it. that way you don't have one gargantuan app handling things and breakage all over the place.


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