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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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    PartImage is best for creating an Image. it creates bootable images. you can try Ghost for Linux too.
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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
    "Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect." Linus Benedict Torvalds

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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
    here:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/sus...our-linux.html

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