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other:clonezilla [2014/04/01 11:53]
jypeter created
other:clonezilla [2014/04/01 15:03] (current)
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-====== ​clonezilla ​notes ======+====== ​Clonezilla ​notes ====== 
 + 
 +Official Clonezilla web site: [[http://​clonezilla.org/​]] 
 + 
 +===== Creating a Clonezilla boot USB stick =====
  
-===== Creating a clonezilla boot USB stick ===== 
  
  
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   * A clonezilla boot USB stick   * A clonezilla boot USB stick
  
-  * External USB hard disk+  * External USB hard disk with a //​Clonezilla//​ directory (or any name you choose)
  
 ==== Steps ==== ==== Steps ====
  
-  * Make sure that booting on a USB stick is activated in the BIOS+  * Make sure that booting on a USB storage ​is activated in the BIOS
   * If the disk you want to image uses a mSATA SSD cache disk, [[other:​msata#​synchronizing_the_cache_and_the_disk|synchronize]] or disable the cache (so that the content of the disk is really synchronized with the cache) before creating the image of the disk!   * If the disk you want to image uses a mSATA SSD cache disk, [[other:​msata#​synchronizing_the_cache_and_the_disk|synchronize]] or disable the cache (so that the content of the disk is really synchronized with the cache) before creating the image of the disk!
   * Connect the USB stick and the USB external hard disk to the machine   * Connect the USB stick and the USB external hard disk to the machine
 +  * Switch on the machine and choose the following options
 +    - //​Clonezilla live// or //Other modes of Clonezilla live => To RAM// boot
 +    - Default language (English) and keyboard (Don't touch keymap)
 +    - //Start Clonezilla//​
 +    - //​device-image//​
 +    - //​local_dev//,​ then press Enter because the USB disk for the backup is already connected
 +    - Select the disk where the image will be stored (probably the last line, with the biggest size)
 +    - Select the Clonezilla (or an alternate name you chose) directory on the external disk, for storing the image
 +    - //Beginner mode//
 +    - //​savedisk//​
 +    - Choose a name for the backed-up image (e.g. Dell_T1700_JYP_init-img)
 +    - Select the disk that needs to be imaged (choose the internal disk of the machine)
 +    - //skip checking/​repairing source file system//
 +    - //Yes, check the saved image//
 +    - Press Enter, then '​y'​ and... wait
 +    - When the image is created, just type Enter and then poweroff
 +
 +==== Result ====
 +
 +You will end up wit a //​Clonezilla/​Dell_T1700_JYP_init-img///​ directory on the hard disk, with all the files required to restore your disk to the same
 +
 +===== Restoring a disk image =====
 +
 +<note warning>​**Warning**,​ restoring an image will completely erase the content of the target disk and replace it with the image!</​note>​
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 +Just follow the steps above, till step 8, then restore the disk from an existing image the external image to the target disk
  
  
other/clonezilla.txt · Last modified: 2014/04/01 15:03 by jypeter