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    Backing up (locally) Dual Boot NTFS/Linux Partitions


    Yes, I'm a newbie, and yes I've done a search.

    I finally have Suse 10.2 running without the need for gigs of updates after install (I though Windows was bad!) and would like to back up my entire system as I have a habit of breaking things.

    System:
    WD SATA 160 gig with NTFS partition (XP), the two Linux ext3 partitions and the swap partition as a dual boot - this needs backed up.
    WD SATA 160 gig / NTFS storage drive
    WD IDE 160 gig / NTFS storage drive

    I'll use one of the two storage drives for the images.

    Here's what I'm running into:

    Norton Ghost (I have 9.0) works fine for the NTFS XP partition but wants me to re-name the Linux partitions. Is this a good idea? Just a little hesitant...

    PartImage claims to not be stable with NTFS - Not only am I backing up NTFS but I'm writing the image to am NTFS drive.

    Ghost4Linux want to back up to an FTP server - huh? What sense does this make to someone that wants to make a backup image of their machine? I'm sure it has its place - but it doesn't appear that you can change this to copy to another hard drive (haven't installed it).

    Acronis True Image - $79??

    Any thoughts/advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by llebcire View Post
    Ghost4Linux want to back up to an FTP server - huh? What sense does this make to someone that wants to make a backup image of their machine? I'm sure it has its place - but it doesn't appear that you can change this to copy to another hard drive (haven't installed it)Thanks!
    There is an option in g4l for local use. I tried using it but have a problem understanding which partition is used for reading data and which for writing.
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    "Found" a copy of Acronis that seems to work.

    Doesn't appear to be an open source application for what I need.

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    I just did my first backup using g4l. Working perfectly writing the backup to a usb hard disk
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    Someone posted in another "back-up" thread about Clonezilla:

    Clonezilla

    It looks interesting, so I plan to play with it some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Someone posted in another "back-up" thread about Clonezilla:

    Clonezilla

    It looks interesting, so I plan to play with it some.
    Looks interesting! Please let us know your results!

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    Quote Originally Posted by valemon View Post
    I just did my first backup using g4l. Working perfectly writing the backup to a usb hard disk
    Did you just back up Linux partitions or where there NTFS partitions as well?

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    Just linux partitions. There must be support for ntfs/fat32 though.
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