Backing Up Ubuntu 11.10

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by zzulu, Apr 27, 2012.

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  1. zzulu
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    zzulu Registered Member

    I am considering using Terabyte's Image For Linux to backup my computer. The HD capacity is 250gb with 30gb in use. Can I use a 80gb USB external drive to backup this machine or do I need an external drive with a capacity>250gb?
    Thanks in advance,
    ZZ
  2. Brian K
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    Brian K Imaging Specialist

    zzulu,

    Your images will be about 15 GB so you will be able to store up to 5 images on your 80 GB HD.

    You can image/restore Ubuntu with IFL/IFW/IFD. They all create the same image file.
  3. zzulu
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    zzulu Registered Member

    Brian K
    Thanks for the quick response.
    That's good news. This backup software seems to be popular and reliable and I didn't want to have to spring for a larger external drive.
    Thanks again.
    Cheers,
    ZZ
  4. oliverjia
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    oliverjia Registered Member

    as I mentioned in another post, it will be safer to backup the ubuntu drive using both IFL and Clonezilla live.
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