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    Is there any Acronis like software to backup?

    HI
    I am using Acronis backup & restore system for my windows partitions
    I have a dual boot HDD and I want to backup my ubuntu partition
    is there any software like Acronis that can backup and restore a whole partition
    with the ability to generate a bootable CD and ability to backup Increamentally
    (based on each other)
    thank you in advance

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    Re: Is there any Acronis like software to backup?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrhellboy86 View Post
    HI
    I am using Acronis backup & restore system for my windows partitions
    I have a dual boot HDD and I want to backup my ubuntu partition
    is there any software like Acronis that can backup and restore a whole partition
    with the ability to generate a bootable CD and ability to backup Increamentally
    (based on each other)
    thank you in advance
    i am pretty sure that acronis has a linux version of that same software
    http://www.acronis.com/backup-recovery/server-linux/

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    Re: Is there any Acronis like software to backup?

    is it free?
    is there any free software for doing that

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    Re: Is there any Acronis like software to backup?

    You might wanna look into Mondo Rescue: http://www.mondorescue.org/
    It's free and open sourced. I haven't used it myself but I think it works similar to acronis.

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    Re: Is there any Acronis like software to backup?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrhellboy86 View Post
    is it free?
    No, Acronis is comercial software, and also doesn't support ext4 (except on sector by sector basis).

    Clonezilla is a great piece of software, although it looks intimidating, it is pretty easy to follow the defaults which work pretty well.

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    Re: Is there any Acronis like software to backup?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrhellboy86 View Post
    is it free?
    is there any free software for doing that
    you said you are using acronis backup and recovery on your windows box = its not free either

    have a look at clonezilla like howefield suggested. i have used it before, and it is intimidating at first, but its not so bad after you get used to it.

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    Red face Re: Is there any Acronis like software to backup?

    you mean that is the best choice for backup & recovery
    it seems to be an old program that maybe do not have options
    that I need some things like splitting the image file to lower size
    so that I can write my image files to DVDs
    are you sure doesn't any thing better exist for Linux
    I did find out that there is a Linux version for Acronis
    and I didn't find a full free version <snip> for download
    that seems to be a good program. <snip>
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    Re: Is there any Acronis like software to backup?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrhellboy86 View Post
    ...maybe do not have options
    that I need some things like splitting the image file to lower size
    so that I can write my image files to DVDs
    If you even did a little research of your own, you'd know the answer to those points.

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    Re: Is there any Acronis like software to backup?

    I have been using Mondo. The support community is quite good, although I have to admit that I went throgh a bad spell where it did not work. Currently I backup to a USB drive as a series of ISO images which I can then burn at leisure. But direct burns to RW media do not seem to work. It used to work and one of the updates from Ubuntu seem to stop it working. The problem seems to be Distro related as Mandriva, red Hat, etc., users seem to get it working with less problems. Currently my test bed is using 8.04 LTS

    I did try others but a few years ago so I cannot make any real comments about later versions of Clonezilla.

    If you do wish try Mondo do not use the versions on the Ubuntu site/repository, they are out of date and version labelling means that the update manager always updates to Ubuntu versions, not the later versions available on the Mondorescue.org site. There is a comment on the Mondo website, as how to correct this problem.
    Best Wishes
    Jim R.
    Various PC's as servers running Xubuntu 12.04LTS and now 14.04LTS. latest 14:04.3, and other running Xubuntu as desktops

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    Re: Is there any Acronis like software to backup?

    Quote Originally Posted by howefield View Post
    If you even did a little research of your own, you'd know the answer to those points.
    as I am just a newbie in Ubuntu maybe it is better to use my own Acronis Sector by Sector image, and do update it weakly
    I tried to study the features of mondo but there are lots of terminology that I am not familiar with , I am studying some hand book on Ubuntu so as soon as I become a aware man of ubuntu i would use Ubuntu's software
    maybe for now I do not that familiar with some pro software to deal with them
    I am happy to be in Ubuntu active community, while for now I am just asking
    hope to be a knowledgable person to help others

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