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    Ghosting/Cloning from one hard drive to another

    Is there a utility app that will allow 'ghosting' your current Linux harddrive to another. For example, my current drive is 40Gb, I'd like to ghost/clone it to a 320Gb harddrive. Using an app like this saves re-installing the O/S, software, configuration and allows making a disaster-recovery drive. Thanks - been using Ubuntu Linux for over a year, it's great.

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    Re: Ghosting/Cloning from one hard drive to another

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken von Hudson View Post
    Is there a utility app that will allow 'ghosting' your current Linux harddrive to another. For example, my current drive is 40Gb, I'd like to ghost/clone it to a 320Gb harddrive. Using an app like this saves re-installing the O/S, software, configuration and allows making a disaster-recovery drive. Thanks - been using Ubuntu Linux for over a year, it's great.
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    Re: Ghosting/Cloning from one hard drive to another

    Of the imaging programs, clonezilla is probably the most popular. Don't be put off by the cluttered interface--just accept the defaults when in doubt. Clonezilla is run from a live CD and the image file is typically saved to an external hard drive. You can then burn the image file to a DVD.

    http://clonezilla.org/

    BTW, be sure to use the Ubuntu-based version. It work's well.

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    Re: Ghosting/Cloning from one hard drive to another

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