Can't find the Linux version

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by diltonm, Sep 16, 2007.

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  1. diltonm

    diltonm Registered Member

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    I've been a satisfied user of TrueImage Home for several years. Now my wife and I run Ubuntu full time at home. I was unable to find the home version? Did I miss it on the Acronis site?
     
  2. WSFuser

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    You did not miss it. There is only True Image Server for Linux iirc.
     
  3. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    You can still boot from the TI CD and backup/restore your Linux system. You just can't install TI into Ubuntu.
     
  4. diltonm

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    Thanks all for the responses, I bought TrueImage because it is so good at live partition backups.
     
  5. betamaxman

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    There are also linux alternatives to backing up. The command line tool 'dd' is what I use most of the time. For instance to backup your mdr and partition table.

    In ubuntu enter
    'sudo dd if=/dev/hda of=/home/username/mbr_backup'.
    To restore just the mbr, type
    'sudo dd=if/home/username/mbr_backup of=/dev/hda bs=446 count=1'
    To restore the mbr and partition table type
    'sudo dd=if/home/username/mbr_backup of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1'
    This is assuming you are working with the first master drive in an ide setup. If the drive is a sata replace '/dev/hda' with '/dev/sda'

    To backup a partition or drive, here again a primary ide to a second ide slave drive 1st partition.
    'sudo dd if=/dev/hda | gzip > /mnt/hdb1/system_drive_backup.img.gz'

    To restore.
    'sudo gzip -dc /mnt/hdb1/system_drive_backup.img.gz | dd of=/dev/hda'

    Again if you are working with a sata use '/dev/sda' You can also save the image other than stated by altering the path /mnt/hdb1 to /mnt/hd? or /sd?
     
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  6. diltonm

    diltonm Registered Member

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    Thanks, I've tried this version:

    dd if=/dev/sda1 | gzip > /mnt/sdb1/backups/system_drive_backup.img.gz

    and found that:

    dd runs at an average 6% CPU utilization

    and

    gzip runs at an average 94% CPU utilization

    which means that this approach is very inefficient. With TrueImage the whole backup on Windows used to be done by the time I woke up in the morning.

    Not so with the above approach.

    Thanks for the response, it's appreciated.
     
  7. betamaxman

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    I always ran it from a live cd such as knoppix, 20 minuts or so. Ya that is slow from a hard disc install.:cool:
     
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