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Top 15 Best Disk Cloning Software for Linux in 2020
« on: December 30, 2019, 01:57:34 pm »
Quote from: Mehedi Hasan, UbuntuPIT
No matter whether you’re a professional sysadmin like me or just an average Linux maniac, you must understand the importance of regularly backing up your data. Data is the de-facto driver of modern society, and securing sensitive information is of extreme importance to enterprises also. Even losing personal data can have a devastating effect on individuals. So, essential measurements must be taken to ensure the integrity and safety of your everyday data. Linux offers a variety of Disk Cloning functions for this task. Disk cloning in Linux refers to copying the contents of one storage drive to another drive or a single image file. Thanks to a continuously booming opensource community, you can quickly get your hands on a pretty good selection of disk cloning software for Linux.

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Re: Top 15 Best Disk Cloning Software for Linux in 2020
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 09:31:35 am »
lnteresting. So how would you use gparted to clone a hard drive?
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Re: Top 15 Best Disk Cloning Software for Linux in 2020
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 09:34:58 am »
lnteresting. So how would you use gparted to clone a hard drive?

I was asking myself that same questiowny and still cannot answer myself.  :)
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Re: Top 15 Best Disk Cloning Software for Linux in 2020
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2020, 10:07:32 am »
Never tried it, but here's a tute: https://is.gd/cjSP3O   :o








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Re: Top 15 Best Disk Cloning Software for Linux in 2020
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2020, 10:23:12 am »
You know, doing a quick read of the tute above...

The first part of the article shows one how to download GParted, and make a bootable USB stick.

I don't see any reason why a live PM USB stick wouldn't suffice. After all, it contains GParted

Soooo, skip to Boot Gparted Peppermint Live ==> Copying Partitions with Gparted  :)

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Re: Top 15 Best Disk Cloning Software for Linux in 2020
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2020, 12:17:35 pm »
Well that looks pretty easy.   ::)
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Re: Top 15 Best Disk Cloning Software for Linux in 2020
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2020, 09:14:50 pm »
Well that looks pretty easy.   ::)

The thing is though, Peppermint and nearly all Linux ISO's come with G-Parted installed anyway. I see where this is good if you have loads of hard drives like myself and need to have at least fifty odd operating systems running all at the same time. Plus it'll be good for home servers too, to sort out hard drives that need new installation or something. I have a 640GB external hard drive with forty odd Linux ISO's on including all the Peppermints, just boot it up and choose which one. Multi-boot I think it's called and I also think I got it from one of your posts VinDSL? 
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Re: Top 15 Best Disk Cloning Software for Linux in 2020
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2020, 12:09:18 am »
I swear by CloneZilla.  I've been using it for years and it's never let me down.  I always keep an up to date, stable version on a USB drive.  It's so easy to use.  Locate the source drive then located the target drive.  From there on, it's basically click and accept.  It's a really super little cloning OS  ;)

I've used dd a few times and it works really well.  It does bring on the cold sweats though.  It's super powerful.  It's also super unforgiving.  One mistake usually spells disaster  :'(.  There is no official meaning to dd.  I call it the Data Destroyer  >:D .  I now really only use it to make Live USB sticks.  It does this really well,  However, great care is still required  ;).
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Re: Top 15 Best Disk Cloning Software for Linux in 2020
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2020, 11:02:39 am »
I've not used disc cloning software very often so I'm no expert on the subject but when I have i've always used Redo Backup & Restore, it's never let me down and super easy to use

https://www.tecmint.com/redo-backup-and-recovery-tool-to-backup-and-restore-linux-systems/




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