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    Norton Ghost equivalent for Linux?

    Hi,

    Now I have a reasonably stable Ubuntu 8.04 install, I'd like to make an image backup, for safe keeping - or rather so that I can easily get my system back if/when I really stuff it up!

    On my XP PC I use Norton Ghost 11.0 (on the Hiren 9.3 boot CD) , which is brilliant - quick and simple and supports USB external drives.

    Is there a Linux equivalent that can be used to take snapshots of entire partitions and restore them quickly and simply?

    Cheers,

    Mike.

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    Re: Norton Ghost equivalent for Linux?

    I like Partimage and mkCDrec.

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    Re: Norton Ghost equivalent for Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xerp View Post
    I like Partimage and mkCDrec.
    +1 to this.

    PartImage reminds me of earlier versions of the software.
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    Re: Norton Ghost equivalent for Linux?

    Copywipe is another good program. http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/copywipe.php

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    Re: Norton Ghost equivalent for Linux?

    Also there is Clonezilla.
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    Re: Norton Ghost equivalent for Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by mingle View Post
    Hi,

    Now I have a reasonably stable Ubuntu 8.04 install, I'd like to make an image backup, for safe keeping - or rather so that I can easily get my system back if/when I really stuff it up!

    On my XP PC I use Norton Ghost 11.0 (on the Hiren 9.3 boot CD) , which is brilliant - quick and simple and supports USB external drives.

    Is there a Linux equivalent that can be used to take snapshots of entire partitions and restore them quickly and simply?
    Try G4L at http://sourceforge.net/projects/g4l . It can create images on an ftp server (or local media) and retrieve them back just as easily.

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    Re: Norton Ghost equivalent for Linux?

    If you own norton ghost stay with it, it's one of the best professional ghost tool. In addition nothing is more easy than ghosting/restoring your ubuntu partition from another OS.

    In case you don't know any version after norton ghost 2003 supports ext2 and ext3 filesystems, i even tested myself to restore a backup when changing my hardrive and it went perfectly well.

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    Re: Norton Ghost equivalent for Linux?

    Theres also Free Open-source Ghost, for more info, go to http://sourceforge.net/projects/freeghost/

    Saw an article in a magazine (either Linux Magazine of Linux Format, can't remember which) and they seemed impressed with it

    Hope this helps.

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