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Hard Disk Image software for Linux

By glgreen ·
I am looking for a program in Linux that allows me to image a hard disk (Win95), back it up to my Linux server and when a new PC is introduced to the network with a C:\ or a hard drive crashes, I can just pop in a boot disk and connect to the Linux box.Any suggestions for or against my method would be appreciated.

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by rindi1 In reply to Hard Disk Image software ...

Look for driveimage from powerquest (now belongs to symantec). They have, as far as i know, a new version out, and it supports a lot of filesystem types. I'm not sure if it runs directly under linux, but i don't think thats necessary. I suggest copying the image to CD Roms where the program resides as well, preferably a bootable cd rom, then you've got everything where you need it.

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by jlrice In reply to Hard Disk Image software ...

Linux is shuck full of back up utillities, but if you want an exact image, then the basic command is dd
like dd if=/dev/hdb1 of=/backup/

Joe

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by cbingham In reply to Hard Disk Image software ...

The easist way to do this is with something like Norton Ghost www.ghost.com. What you want to do is install samba on your linux system you can get it off of you linux cd or from www.samba.org. The Samba program is extremely easy to configure and lets you share a drive that a dos, win9x or, winNt client can access just like it was another windows based computer share. All you have to do then is create a network boot disk for your new pc or the pc you wish to back up, the Ghost web site has greattips on this or you can use the Client Administrator on NT Server if you have access to one. Once you boot up your machine and can connect to the linux box you simply run ghost from floppy or the linux share and clone away. Note Ghost software requires a license samba is free.

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by greg.dominguez In reply to Hard Disk Image software ...

Here is another alternative. Restoring an image over your network could slow it down. Sydex has a program called Safeback which will run from a DOS boot floppy. Safeback has several options, you can make a bit for bit image of the drive and the usethe restore function. The second option with Safeback is to use the copy mode and the data is copied directly to the new drive. Safeback is used by law enforcement and corporate security and has an excellent track record. The software is not cheap, but depending on the volume of drives you would need to image/restore it may very well be woth the cost. Greg

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by rmccain In reply to Hard Disk Image software ...

Yeah Raw write is on most Linux distro's
I think but I have'nt tride zip n gzip
in conjunction W Raw write . Check and
see what format The Linux boot floppy
images are stored in . This is the least of
your problems .

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