duplicating Linux installations - Was a wibble wish list
Ow Mun Heng
Ow.Mun.Heng at wdc.com
Fri Jun 11 18:56:59 UTC 2004
On Thu, 2004-06-10 at 15:31, Jim Cornette wrote:
> Kevin Freeman wrote:
> >On Thu, 2004-06-10 at 10:57 +0200, Chadley Wilson wrote:
> >>I can prepare close 448 Linux hard drives a day using my two disk
> >>duplicators. But with the windows drive I can triple that with ease,
> >>because it only dumps the data not the free space too, a dump takes 3
> >>mins for a 3gig install.
> >Have you tried partimage? I have used it for backing up machines before
> >swapping drives. The images contain only used data blocks, and when
> >restoring you have the option of skipping unused blocks - should be very
> >fast if it can be used with your duplicators.
> Thanks for the mentioning of this program. We are getting ready to move
> onto Linux for a system at work. This sounds like a useful program. I'll
> try this out, ghosting the linux drives seems to corrupt grub, with my
> few trials.
yeah.. Partimage is Good for exactly these sort of putposes. It also has
an option for transferring over a network. I duplicated my 30GB to my new
80GB with ease.
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