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    system tools > disks > create disk image

    Where can I find a detailed explanation of the "disk image" function found in ubuntu 12.04 Applications > System Tools > Preferences > Disks > Create Disk Image and click the gear symbol at the top right?
    Last edited by RogerDavis; November 15th, 2012 at 10:53 PM.

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    Re: system tools > disks > create disk image

    Are you referring to the Startup Disk Creator ?

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    Re: system tools > disks > create disk image

    No.

    This appears to be a way to backup your hard drive by "cloning", either as a file that can be expanded and restored to your hard drive, or as a full exact copy. Similar to Windows 7 or Ghost.

    But I can't find any info on it...

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    Re: system tools > disks > create disk image

    Quote Originally Posted by RogerDavis View Post
    No.

    This appears to be a way to backup your hard drive by "cloning", either as a file that can be expanded and restored to your hard drive, or as a full exact copy. Similar to Windows 7 or Ghost.

    But I can't find any info on it...
    In my experience, .img files are generally created by just using DD to clone a drive or folder.

    On a related topic, I totally didn't know this feature was here, this is AWESOME. Just reduces the need for me to boot Clonezilla just to make backups.
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    Re: system tools > disks > create disk image

    I haven't tried it, so I don't know what it actually does.

    I want info on it first. I can't find any.

    Help?

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    Re: system tools > disks > create disk image

    I like the new gnome-disc-utility. Here's some more info Simpler, Faster, Better

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    Re: system tools > disks > create disk image

    This looks good, but I don't see anything about backup or cloning.

    I'm running the Gnome panel on Ubuntu here, so I thought maybe this might have some info...

    If anyone actually uses this clone feature, please let us know...

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    Re: System Tools >Preferences> Disks > Create Disk Image[

    I missed steps in the path I mentioned, now corrected by edit in the original, as well as corrected below -
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    Where can I find a detailed explanation of the "Create Disk Image" function found in ubuntu 12.04 Applications > System Tools > Preferences > Disks > Create Disk Image then click the gear symbol at the top right?
    Last edited by RogerDavis; November 15th, 2012 at 10:52 PM.

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