Clonezilla is a Great tool! It can save you a LOT of headaches. If you are using it to work on you currently running Linux System, you may want to try the Live CD Distro from their Website, but if you are Using your Linux Machine to Clone Hard Disks that are on External Media, you should be able to use this package directly. It takes care of The disks Serial and other HDD Identifying systems making life very easy if you just want to backup a windows system and have a readilly accessible HDD in the event of a catastrophic Disk Failure. Very Nice, One of the best. I have used Acronis and many others, but this is one of the bes. The first time you use it you may want to run the Live Distro from their Website on a test machine (or an old one that you wont mind loosing any data from, just to learn how it works), You will also want to read read read before you Confirm any Operations. After your first use of this program, you should have it because it's generally straight forward. It will save you a lot of headaches. "dd" is a GREAT Backup program too, but this handles compression and archiving and partitioning and maked the whole process basically automated. I have used it several times and now it's the only Program I use for a simple Disk Backup program.
It works but, by God, the menus are just incomprehensible. Had to watch a youtube vid to make sense of it all.
I download from the main site, burned it to dvd and have been using it for years with ALL the os's I've ever had loaded. It can clone disk to disk, make and image that you can turn into an ISO file to burn to a dvd and boot from to restore your system... You Really Need the Documentation to understand it properly. Best Program I have evr used for the cloning function... Never let me down.
Apparently it works well...if you can sort through the nearly incompreshensible and numerous steps to actually use it.
5 tries to get it to work off a USB have failed. 2 different USBs. Three different downloads of Tuxboot to install it on USB only lead to Clonezilla files being opened up from the zip, but never worked as a boot USB. 19 hours to get it to work and nothing but time wasted.
Indeed you have to learn to work with it. I use it from pendrive.
Not sure why some people hate Clonzilla so much - it creates backup images that are crosscompatible with most other open-source part-manager programs - which makes recovery easy (not restricted to recovery from Clonzilla).
This backup utility is an absolute garbage. I am going back to my Acronis True Image Boot CD. Uninstalling now.
The text is too incomprehensible. There is already so much text but you still need a tutorial to figure out how to use it.
I have been trying to make a copy of my windows XP disk with CloneHD, it took days before the copy was ready but I had problems starting the clone disk. Clonzilla cloned the disk in less than an hour and my old laptop is fully functioning again!