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    Default Create image of OS

    Hi

    I just got my system running / configured the way I want it, Is there a way to create a image of it (including all /home documents) so I can clone it to another drive?

    thansk
    JOhn Kilbert

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    Default Re: Create image of OS

    Quote Originally Posted by kilbert View Post
    Hi

    I just got my system running / configured the way I want it, Is there a way to create a image of it (including all /home documents) so I can clone it to another drive?

    thansk
    JOhn Kilbert
    If the other machine is the same architecture you could use clonezilla to create an image of the partition and then restore this image on the new drive:
    http://clonezilla.org/

    I'm not exactly sure what are your exact requirements so if you would elaborate on the details it would be easier to give some suggestions.
    Best regards,
    Greg

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    Default Re: Create image of OS

    Thanks

    Machine would be same (amd) I want to save a copy of my OS including all enabled repos, settings, passwords, logins, etc.. so I can just clone the existing drive to another (even if a different size) and have basically a duplicate machine all set up the way I have it today.

    Thanks Much!

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    Default Re: Create image of OS

    Quote Originally Posted by kilbert View Post
    Thanks

    Machine would be same (amd) I want to save a copy of my OS including all enabled repos, settings, passwords, logins, etc.. so I can just clone the existing drive to another (even if a different size) and have basically a duplicate machine all set up the way I have it today.

    Thanks Much!
    You can clone it to a larger drive, but not to a smaller drive. Each target partition must be the same size or larger for Clonezilla to restore it.
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    Default Re: Create image of OS

    Note if changing hardware best to run mkinitrd to re-discover the hardware there can be minor difference.

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    Default Re: Create image of OS

    I'm a big fan of fsarchiver.

    You'll need to boot from a live cd, I like this one, http://www.system-rescue-cd.org/Download/

    This will restore to different filesystems and I believe it supports smaller or larger partitions. It's very powerful, but CLI only.

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