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    HDD Imaging

    Does anybody know of an application similar to norton ghost that will allow for a complete image of a HDD for backup purposes, after plenty of trial and error I now have a stable system that I am more than happy with and can't remember half the things I did to get here. I would like to be able to back it up to restore later should I eventually bugger everything up (as I probably will, can't stop fiddling you see).

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    PartImage is best for creating an Image. it creates bootable images. you can try Ghost for Linux too.
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    Linux Newbie framp's Avatar
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    Linux already has tools to create backups:
    1) dd can be used to create an image of a disk. Drawback: Restore only possible to disks with same specifications as the origin disk
    2) Use tar.

    Another nice tool is mkcdrec which creates and restores CD images of your disk
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    You can use Mondo Rescue too. Yast>Software Management. Type "mondo" and Yast will install it for you and resolve all its dependencies. I has a nice manual too. Hope it helps.

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    Cloning Solution

    I have experience with Clonezilla/DRBL. Have a look at the how-to I wrote


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