Imaging prgrams for Linux distros

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  1. Dregg Heda

    Dregg Heda Registered Member

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    Are there any imaging programs working with Linux distros, particularly the main ones like Ubuntu? Thanks.
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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  4. vijayind

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    If you want a easy to use paid product (lifetime licence) with support, TerabyteUnlimited Image for Linux is a good choice.

    They have a trial available. So you can test if its really worth the money.
     
  5. tlu

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    Do you know if it supports ext4?
     
  6. Pedro

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    From the user manual, however it could be outdated.
     
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    i emailed the terabye unlimited around a month ago and asked about ext4 support and they said they would support it soon but didnt give an eta.
     
  8. tlu

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    I had contacted the Terabyte support just a few minutes ago and will inform you about their response. (As a matter of fact I have a license for that app but haven't used it for a long time.)
     
  9. Mrkvonic

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    CloneZilla works well with all filesystem, including compression and whatnot.
    I've used it with my new quadruple Ubuntu install running Ext4, no issues whatsoever.
    Mrk
     
  10. tlu

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    Yes, that is clear. Nevertheless Terabyte might be an interesting alternative particularly if you one has a license from old Windows ages. ;)
    But quite frankly I don't have an overview of how both apps compare.
     
  11. vijayind

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    Sorry, I use it on Suse Linux with ReiserFS. I don't know about ext4.

    Do let us know what is the response from TerabyteUnlimited.
     
  12. tlu

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    I only got an email with a link to their newsgroups. I searched for ext4 and found some recent posts from Terabyte support that suggest that the app seems to work with ext4 so-so, but it's not yet officially supported. So we have to wait a bit. I guess that the fact that ext4 will be the default file system for Ubuntu Karmic might accelerate their decision to doing their homework.
     
  13. ad67

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    Although Paragon Drive Backup appears to be a Windows app, I have used the rescue CD to make an image of my Linux partition and have successfully restored this image several times. I have not seen anyone mention using this app to backup Linux; it seems to work - is there some limitation that I am missing?
     
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