Clonezilla Ghost Like Linux Partition or Disk Clone Software

by on December 28, 2007 · 7 comments· LAST UPDATED December 28, 2007

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You can easily clone single hard disk or partition using netcat and your own network. However, software such as Clonezilla offers a partition or disk clone software similar to Ghost. It saves and restores only used blocks in hard drive.

Norton Ghost is popular proprietary commercial software. It is slow and takes lots of time to clone system. There is also Symantec Ghost Corporate Edition with multicasting and fast cloning system.

However, Clonezilla is a free, open source, multitasking and multi operating system software. With DRBL (Diskless Remote Boot in Linux [DRBL] provides a diskless or systemless environment for client machines) and network boot enabled client computers, the only thing you have to prepare is a Clonezilla server. The best thing is ~ you do not even have to prepare a bootable CD or floppy with Partition Image for every client computer.


Clonezilla Ghose like Linux partition or disk clone software in action
(Fig 01: Starting Clonezilla Clone Software)

Clonezilla Ghost like Linux partition or disk clone software
(Fig 02: Clonezilla and DRBL running under Ububtu Linux ~ click to enlarge image)

Download Clonezilla cloning software

=> Visit official project home page to download Clonezilla software.

How to: Setting up a Clonezilla/DRBL server on Ubuntu 7.04

=> A simple howto on setting up Clonezilla/DRBL on Ubuntu Linux

How to: Setting up a Clonezilla/DRBL server on CentOS / Fedora / RHEL

=> A simple documentation to quickly setup up Clonezilla on a PXE server.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 ranjeet July 16, 2008 at 7:42 am

i want to clone a bootable usb stik linux base.

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2 Mina Ghadaki December 4, 2008 at 10:50 am

Hi ;
How can i have clonezilla scripts ?
Thank you

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3 Mina Ghadaki December 4, 2008 at 10:54 am

Hi;
How can i have or get the clonezilla source code or its scripts ?
Thanks

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4 syed wasi September 8, 2010 at 7:07 am

hello,

i need to know how to make clone of whole system on usb disk.

regds
wasi

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5 feroz October 29, 2010 at 3:46 pm

any cloning software for linux hard disk on windows platform

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6 Jeff December 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

i would like to know too? any cloning software for linux hard disk on windows platform

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7 akis April 2, 2012 at 8:14 am

is clonezilla realible and tested to multicast an win 7 25GB image to 90 laptops?

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