Clonezilla - image not found error when restoring the image
Clonezilla Server OS: SLES 10 SP2 i586
client OS: SLES 10 SP2 i586
boot method: PXE
I installed the Clonezilla by manually installing the rpms, then ran following commands
# /opt/drbl/sbin/drblsrv-offline -l 0 -s `uname -r`
# /opt/drbl/sbin/drblpush -i
(I have attached their outputs)
after installing/configuring the Clonzilla server addition, I successfully booted the client and create/save the image of the client on the /home/partimage/2009-03-23-21-img (on clonezilla server).
On clonezilla server
# ls -l /home/partimage/2009-03-23-21-img
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 14040 Mar 23 22:01 Info-dmi.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35 Mar 23 22:00 sda-chs.sf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512 Mar 23 22:00 sda-mbr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 260 Mar 23 22:00 sda-pt.parted
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 259 Mar 23 22:00 sda-pt.sf
-rw------- 1 root root 717820854 Mar 23 22:01 sda2
Two issues/problem I found during image creation stage is that
1, the client has two file system (a) /dev/sda1 "swap" (b) /dev/sda2 "/"
but only /dev/sda2 file system was backed up(imaged), even though I have selected the /dev/sda and not the individual file system
2, when the image of /dev/sda2 save on clonezilla server under /home/partimage/2009-03-23-21-img directory, properly, I got the following message on the clients(pxe booted) console
Saving DMI info...
The distribution or version is unknown!
Sending all processes the TERM signal
Sending all processes the KILL signal
INIT: going single user
INIT: Sending all processes the TERM signal
Give root password for login
But when I boot the client to restore the image, clonezilla says "that no image found"
following are the errors I got when I try to restore the image
when I select the > "restore Disk restore_an_image_to_local_disk"
Clonezilla image directory: /home/partimage
No disk image is found in /home/partimage .. Make sure you already saved image
when I select the > "restoreparts Restore_an_image_to_local_partition"
No disk or partition image directory is found in /home/partimage! program terminated!!!
I am totally confused why the restore program doesn't able to see/check the image directory under /home/partimage... even though the directory "2009-03-23-21-img" is present under /home/partimage ... having this client's image saved properly