Back Up/Restore Hard Drives And Partitions With Ghost4Linux - Page 3

If you like you can specify the filename of the backup image under F - Set filename on FTP. If you don't specify it, Ghost4Linux will use the default filename image.img.gz:

If you like to use a different directory than img (remember, the one we created in chapter 3), you can specify that under P - Change default directory:

Under G - Select compression types you can select the compression of the backup (Lzop, Gz, Bz2, none). I use the default Lzop here:

Finally, we can select H - Backup drive/partition to FTP server:

If you didn't specify a filename before, you will see this screen. Hit OK:

Select the partition that you want to back up, e.g. /dev/sda1:

Ghost4Linux shows you a summary of your settings. Select Yes to start the backup:

The backup begins, and you should see a progress bar:

After the backup has finished, you will be directed to the main menu again. If you like, you can select T - result after transfer.. to get some statistics about the recent backup:

Afterwards, select X - Reboot machine after finished to reboot the system. Remove the Ghost4Linux CD and boot back into the original system (e.g. your Ubuntu desktop).

If you like, you can start your FTP client again and connect to your FTP server to see if there's really a backup in the img directory.

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From: JohnnyBoyClub at: 2010-06-25 12:40:39

From my oppinion the software looks kinda old and a little hard to use for many people.

I suggest you to use another easier to use software like http://www.dmailer.com/dmailer-backup.html  to backup / restore the computer or any files you want to backup.

Their software is free and also the online backup service is also free up to 3gb of space ( if you need higher pack of storage they have some at good prices ) , also the software is easy to use than most of other softwares that do that.

From: MikeInWA at: 2011-05-23 14:17:08

Now DMailer might be good, but now we're talking backup software for everything else but Linux. If you're on a Linux box then the software mentioned in the article is a very good solution. //Mike