Back Up/Restore Hard Drives And Partitions With Ghost4Linux - Page 5

If the name of the backup image is different from image.img.gz (which is the default value), please specify it under F - Set filename on FTP:

If the name of the image directory is different from img (which is the default value), please specify it under P - Change default directory:

Under G - Select compression types, you must select the same compression type that you chose when you created the backup. So if you created your backup with Lzop, then you must choose Lzop now again:

Finally, go to I - Restore drive/partition from FTP server:

If you didn't specify the name of the backup image file, you will see this screen. Hit OK:

Select the partition that you want to restore the backup to. We want to restore /dev/sda1, so we select sda1:

The restoration begins, and you will see a progress bar:

The restoration is finished:

You will be directed to the main menu. Select X - Reboot machine after finished to reboot the system. Remove the Ghost4Linux CD from the CD drive and boot the original system (e.g. your Ubuntu desktop). Thanks to the restoration you should now find your files again on the hard disk.

 

7 Further Backups

If you create further backups (of the same or different hard drive(s)/partition(s)) on the same FTP server in the same image directory (img), make sure that you use unique image file names because otherwise Ghost4Linux will simply overwrite your old backup images. Also make sure that you have enough disk space and sufficient quota for the FTP user on the FTP server.

 

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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