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    Default Need an imaging software to image my linux server

    worth buying acronis agent?

    Or another better opensource alternative?

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    On 2014-03-15 16:36, bperrotta wrote:
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    > worth buying acronis agent?
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    > Or another better opensource alternative?


    Clonezilla?

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    Default Re: Need an imaging software to image my linux server

    Quote Originally Posted by bperrotta View Post
    worth buying acronis agent?

    Or another better opensource alternative?
    Depends on what you want (not much input from you, not even which version of openSUSE).

    Clonezilla is mentioned. dd for command line disk copy. tar for directory/file level archieving.
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    Default Re: Need an imaging software to image my linux server

    Used ddrescure recently
    Awesome !
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    On 2014-03-15 18:46, caf4926 wrote:
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    > Used ddrescure recently
    > Awesome !


    Wouldn't that be "ddescue"?

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    Default Re: Need an imaging software to image my linux server

    Quote Originally Posted by bperrotta View Post
    worth buying acronis agent?

    Or another better opensource alternative?
    I use Clonezilla extensively, for a long time now, a dependable (& FOSS) workhorse.
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    Question Re: Need an imaging software to image my linux server

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser_Bell View Post
    I use Clonezilla extensively, for a long time now, a dependable (& FOSS) workhorse.

    using opensuse 12.3 as nagios server. Where can I get more info on clone zilla?

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    Default Re: Need an imaging software to image my linux server

    Quote Originally Posted by bperrotta View Post
    using opensuse 12.3 as nagios server. Where can I get more info on clone zilla?
    Search Clonezilla here:

    https://duckduckgo.com/
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    Default Re: Need an imaging software to image my linux server

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2014-03-15 18:46, caf4926 wrote:
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    > Used ddrescure recently
    > Awesome !


    Wouldn't that be "ddescue"?

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    To be precise:
    GNU ddrescue 1.17

    sorry about the typo
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    Default Re: Need an imaging software to image my linux server

    On 2014-03-16 06:56, caf4926 wrote:
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    > robin_listas;2630671 Wrote:
    >> On 2014-03-15 18:46, caf4926 wrote:
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    >>> Used ddrescure recently
    >>> Awesome !

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    >> Wouldn't that be "ddescue"?



    > To be precise:
    > GNU ddrescue 1.17
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    > sorry about the typo


    And I made a typo of my own O:-)


    By the way. If the filesystem is XFS, you can use "xfs_copy" instead to
    create the image. It is "sparse". My current home partition is almost
    400 GB in size, but the image only occupies 39 GB (only if done to an
    XFS filesystem, I believe). It is not compression, it simply skips empty
    sectors.

    Which is also very nice.

    Another interesting tool for an xfs mounted filesystems is
    xfsdump and xfsrestore. It creates an archive of the files (full or
    incremental), and it is very fast about it. Just did it, and rsync takes
    about 20 minutes, while xfsdump took 8, on a totally idle machine
    (besides this task, of course).

    Caveats: no verify. Some other things mentioned in the bug section of
    the xfsrestore manual. I don't know a way to recover just some files,
    though, or I have not seen it yet.

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