Using Clonezilla

clonezillaClonezilla is an open source alternative to Symantec Ghost

This article shows you how to use Clonezilla on a single machine.


Get the right download

Choose an iso file to make a bootable CD, but choose the zip file to make a bootable USB drive.

 

Creating images

To get started boot the machine using the Clonezilla live-cd.

  1. If you need to (ie you are using an AMD processor) type TAB, SPACE noapic (this will add noapic to the end of the parameter list)
  2. Leave -q for the Priority setting
  3. Deselect –c options
  4. Use –z3 for compression (faster, but still small image size)
  5. Give the image a meaningful name (eg. 01-Clean)
  6. Select the correct source partition (there might only be one anyway!)
  7. Press Enter to continue
  8. The image will now be created (it might take 10 minutes or so) in it's own folder (called 01-Clean for example)
  9. Press Enter to continue
  10. Choose 1 (to reboot) and press Enter (the cd will eject automatically)
  11. Choose English as installation language
  12. Don’t touch the keymap
  13. Start CloneZilla
  14. Choose mode: device-image.
  15. Choose mode: local_dev.
  16. Press Enter.
  17. Choose the correct target partition to mount for storing the images
  18. Your choice will be mounted as /home/partimage
  19. Press y and Enter to continue if it warns about NTFS
  20. Press Enter on the summary screen
  21. Choose SaveParts

 

Restoring

  1. Boot the server using the Clonezilla live-cd.
  2. If you need to (ie you are using an AMD processor) type TAB, SPACE noapic (this will add noapic to the end of the parameter list)
  3. Choose English as installation language
  4. Don’t touch the keymap
  5. Start CloneZilla
  6. Choose mode: device-image.
  7. Choose mode: local_dev.
  8. Press Enter.
  9. Choose the correct target partition to mount for accessing the images
  10. Your choice will be mounted as /home/partimage
  11. Press y and Enter to continue if it warns about NTFS
  12. Press Enter on the summary screen
  13. Choose restoreparts
  14. Deselect –c options, but you can leave -g and -r.
  15. Leave default -k option to NOT create partition table in target disk.
  16. Choose the image file to restore
  17. Select the correct target partition (there might only be one anyway!)
  18. Press Enter to continue
  19. Type y and Enter to confirm
  20. The image will now be deployed on to the target partition (it might take 10 minutes or so)
  21. Press Enter to continue
  22. Choose 1 (to reboot) and press Enter (the cd will eject automatically)

 

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