Back Up/Restore Hard Drives And Partitions With CloneZilla Live - Page 3

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2008-11-25 17:39. ::

3 Restoring A System From An Image

If you want to restore a system from an image, boot the system from the CloneZilla Live CD. The procedure is the same as in the first 14 screenshots of the previous chapter, i.e., select Samba, fill in your user name and password, etc. When you see the Choose the mode screen, don't select savedisk, but restoredisk instead:

You can now select additional parameters to pass to the restoration process - usually the default values are fine:

Select Use the partition table from image:

Select the image that you want to restore:

Select the hard drive on which you want to restore the image:

Then press ENTER...

... and type y twice to confirm that you want to start the restoration process (this will destroy all data that is on the hard drive that is to be restored):

The hard drive is now being restored. This can take a few minutes:

Afterwards press ENTER...

... and type 0 to shut down the CloneZilla system.

Remove the CloneZilla Live CD and boot from the hard drive. If all goes well, it should boot the system that you have just restored.


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Submitted by grg3 (not registered) on Sun, 2008-11-30 19:50.
Clonezilla is a great project! I have been using the live cd for over a year and it is an easy way to do backup or system clone. DRBL-Clonezilla Server is even more fun! It makes it simple to do massive cloning and you can make a custom live cd/dvd, too!
Submitted by italba (not registered) on Sat, 2008-11-29 11:27.

If you backup a Linux installation and restore it to a different disk, you'll best check your /etc/fstab file. I don't know if CloneZilla force the old UUID in the new partition (Should not!).  If your restored distro does not start, boot with a live cd, get the partition list with fdisk -l, the uuid list with  blkid, mount red/write the restored disk partition, open with an editor /etc/fstab and correct the wrong uuid.

Submitted by hfrfc (not registered) on Wed, 2008-11-26 09:56.

Thanks Falko !

 I think it will be a good idea to have a HowTo for Clonzilla Server Edition too !