GUI Based, NON CD, Hard Drive Imaging Program?

I’m in need of a GUI program like Acronis for backing up and cloning harddrives. I don’t need recovery tools, or bootable cd programs. I’ve looked at these and they aren’t quite what I need.


I found a gui called AIR AIR - Automated Image and Restore but it doesn’t run after installing. I get this error:

Can’t locate in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/5.10.0/i586-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/5.10.0 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.10.0/i586-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.10.0 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.0/i586-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.0 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl .) at /usr/local/bin/air line 18.
BEGIN failed–compilation aborted at /usr/local/bin/air line 18.

Any ideas what the problem is with AIR or know of any GUIs like Acronis that don’t cost $700?

i’ve not, but have you tried the SuSE system built-in backup?

open YaST, click on “System” (on the left) and then “System Backup” on
the right…

alternatively this search string
linux gui backup
returns about 367,000 hits…

i didn’t go through them, but did see some promise in the first 10…

good luck,

Try Image for Linux by Terabyte Unlimited. I’ve been using the Windows version for some time.


I wasn’t aware of any hard drive clone utility that doesn’t require you to reboot, or boot to a CD drive. There are backup programs, but not clone programs that I’m aware of.

There is a bootable clonezilla-gparted cd that will allow you to do partition management, and cloning.

You do have to boot from CD or floppy, etc. to run the program (Looks like DOS but runs in Linux environment). It does full image and sector based differential backup. I suspect that the author will eventually have a GUI based version that will run from whatever installed version of linux you might have. Image for Windows runs in native Windows environment.


I don’t think it is a matter of running the program from within the OS, as much as resizing partitions, or cloning drives that are mounted. You can run gparted in a full GUI from a Live DVD booted in KDE. I’ve done that before.

OK. I’m just starting to get my feet wet here with OpenSuse and I very quickly manage to swim out of my depth <g>

your error message says it needs perl-tk installed.

Basically, the program can’t find (which is a perl module)

Try it again after installing perl-tk


Yast allows you to search for software that provides file “foo”.

You can also use Google to find out which package might get you file “foo”.