Backup of 2 Linux Partititions with True Ima

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  1. hbissem

    hbissem Registered Member

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    I've installed two OSs.: Vista and openSUSE. Now I'm trying to backup the both Linux partititions root (Ext3) and home (Ext3) on an external sata disk, which is fat32-formatted. But I allways get an error: "Die Aktion ist fehlgeschlagen"
    (Acronis True Image Home 2009) o_O
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    Are you using the latest build of TI 2009 (9,646)?

    Are you trying to do the backup from Vista or from the TI CD?

    Can you successfully backup the Vista partition to the external drive?
     
  3. bodgy

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    I have found that if using TI Home in MS Windows to image a Linux partition, I have to select ' sector by sector ' for the Linux partition, otherwise imaging fails.

    My setup on laptop - partition0 Vista Business, partition1 Suse Linux.

    Colin
     
  4. hbissem

    hbissem Registered Member

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    I'm using the latest build of TI 2009 (9,646)
    I'm trying to do the backup from Vista
    I can successfully backup the Vista partition to the external drive

    --- May be I'll try to select 'sector by sector' for the Linux partitiono_O
     
  5. hbissem

    hbissem Registered Member

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    Thanks! The trick with sector-by-sector works! But: one partition is readable (by doubleclicking the *.tib)

    Backups-von-openSUSE-root (20 GB total, 4.173 GB used)
    Totales-Backup1.tib
    Backup Di, Jan 20 09 21:43:40
    C:
    bin
    boot
    ... ok ! ...

    the other not!

    Backups-von-openSUSE-home (78 GB total, 7.393 GB used)
    Totales-Backup1.tib
    Backup Di, Jan 20 09 21:34:00
    C:
    empty !!!

    Both are linux-ext3-partititions. Both are not mountable (Abbild anschließen): failed!

    o_O
     
  6. Mark_Phelps

    Mark_Phelps Registered Member

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    Why are you using Windows SW to backup and restore Linux partitions??

    I've been doing backups and restores of Windows and Linux partitions for years, and have found that the most reliable solution is using Windows products for Windows partitions, and using Linux products for Linux partitions.

    I have several multi-OS machines and have found that P.I.N.G (Partimage Is Not Ghost) works very well for the Linux partitions. It's available from their website (windowsdream.com) for free (of course). You burn the ISO to a CD, boot using that, and can use a screen-oriented interface (or the command line, if you want) to do both backups and restores.

    You can also use it for your Windows partitions -- but as you can guess with my comments above, I don't recommend that.
     
  7. hbissem

    hbissem Registered Member

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    Ok, thanks, I'll try it :D
     
  8. Acronis Support

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    Hello hbissem,

    Thank you for your interesting in Acronis True Image

    Can you please download the latest build of Acronis True Image Home 2009 (9709) from your account (My Account -> Registered Products) and test it first.

    If the issue persists contact Acronis support and submit technical request using this link or contact us via Live Chat and describe the issue in details.

    Best regards,
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    Dmitry Nikolaev
     
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