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    Question Partition(s) image copy


    Can anyone give me advice on how I can make a restorable copy of a complete Linux system (not data)?

    I want to install Linux on a disk, configure it appropriately and then make a copy (ideally to a bootable DVD) so that I can revert to that installation at a later date.

    I understand that I will probably need to copy (and eventually restore) the MBR, the 'swap' area and 'root'. I may probably also need to copy '/var' & '/usr' although I am not interested in backing up or restoring any data.

    I have done this sort of thing with Windows in the past using Ghost but don't know how to do it with Linux.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Check these: PartImage and Ghost4Linux.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    Check these: PartImage and Ghost4Linux.
    Many thanks for the speedy response - I will pursue both, PartImage and SystemRescueCD in particular sound ideal.

    Many thanks.

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