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    Using Clonezilla to clone Ubuntu 12.04

    Hello,

    I want to clone my recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 (I`m a new user of Linux and I want to learn more by tinkering and I want a safe net in case I`ll mess it up really bad...I`ve spent a few days installing stuff and making the OS the way I want so I would want to avoid a fresh install). From what I understand the best program to acomplish this is Clonezilla. I`ve read some tutorials but I still don`t understand something: does the image Clonezilla creates need a special partition just for itself, or is it just a file that`s saved somewhere on the partition? (.iso or whatever)
    What I want to do is use an external hard drive to store the image, and I have lots of other stuff on it. I`m reluctant to just try using Clonezilla and see what I can do with the image, since I`m afraid that I`ll end up formatting the drive by selecting a wrong option. Can anybody share some light on this?

    P.S. sorry for the rusty english!
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    Re: Using Clonezilla to clone Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by mihnea13 View Post
    Hello,

    I`m interested in cloning my recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 (I`m a new user of Linux and I want to learn more by tinkering and I want a safe net in case I`ll mess it up really bad...I`ve spent a few days installing stuff and making the OS the way I want so I would want to avoid a fresh install). From what I understand the best program to acomplish this is Clonezilla. I`ve read some tutorials but I still don`t understand something: does the image Clonezilla creates need a special partition just for itself, or is it just a file that`s saved somewhere on the partition? (.iso or whatever)
    What I want to do is use an external hard drive to store the image, and I have lots of other stuff on it. I`m reluctant to just try using Clonezilla and see what I can do with the image, since I`m afraid that I`ll end up formatting the drive by selecting a wrong option. Can anybody share some light on this?

    Clone it to whereever you like, it is a just a folder with some compressed files in it.

    Boot to a Clonezilla CD or USB and then clone your disk or partition to a disk or to a partition or to a image saved in a location of your choice.

    In your example, create a folder called clones or whatever then when asked where you want to clone to choose that folder on the external drive and it will create a subfolder with the name you give it.

    Make sure you understand how to read hardrives and partitions though, such as sda1,sda2,sdb etc etc

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    Re: Using Clonezilla to clone Ubuntu 12.04

    Thanks mate, I know I have to be careful with the drive names. Cheers!

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    Re: Using Clonezilla to clone Ubuntu 12.04

    Here's a screenshot of an internal disk where I save my Clonezilla images to, you can see 3 images, one for each of a precise, quantal and raring install.

    Each image one is around 1.7 gigs large.

    That's all you get, a folder on the destination drive for each image you make.
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    Re: Using Clonezilla to clone Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by howefield View Post
    Here's a screenshot of an internal disk where I save my Clonezilla images to, you can see 3 images, one for each of a precise, quantal and raring install.

    Each image one is around 1.7 gigs large.

    That's all you get, a folder on the destination drive for each image you make.
    your blackout is transparent

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    Re: Using Clonezilla to clone Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by haqking View Post
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    No worries.,

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    Re: Using Clonezilla to clone Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by howefield View Post
    Here's a screenshot of an internal disk where I save my Clonezilla images to, you can see 3 images, one for each of a precise, quantal and raring install.

    Each image one is around 1.7 gigs large.

    That's all you get, a folder on the destination drive for each image you make.
    Thanks, now I`ll do it with no worries.

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