How To: Ghost4Linux Backup and Restore

This is a neat “how to” article! I have used Ghost4Linux, and it does rock! Check it out!

How to Backup and Restore Hard Drives with Ghost4Linux

“This tutorial shows how you can back up and restore hard drives and partitions with Ghost4Linux. Ghost4Linux is a Linux Live-CD that you insert into your computer; it contains hard disk and partition imaging and cloning tools similar to Norton Ghost. The created images are compressed and transferred to an FTP server instead of cloning locally. I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!”

One comment

  • All the sites I have seen so far go back to the forge how to site; but unfortunately, I want to do an image to a local file and then to a bootable CD and this is not covered by this particular article that everyone is pointing to. It only shows the FTP setup (from what I can gather in a brief reading). I would like to see one that covers local save and CD creation.

    Having worked with Windows Ghost; which has I “gotcha” secondary considerations (not covered by Symantec; which I had to learn the hard way) and I am assuming (I know dangerous habit) that the same is true of Ghost4Linux.

    Here are some of the questions that I need how to responses:
    1. I am assuming I will have to use a partition tool to “squeeze” out a partition to create the image into. (what and how do you do this with Linux?) In the Windows world you use a tool like partition magic or system commander.
    2. I am assuming that you get a choice to save the image as a bootable ISO CD image. If this is true how do you do it? If this isn’t true how do you do it. In the Windows world Symantec Ghost doesn’t really cover exactly how to do this. You have to figure out; which is not explained or evident, that there is a poorly labeled control that creates properly segmented and chained images that can be burned and feed in sequentially to re-image your machine.

    Bottom line I need all the steps to get from my new OEM Ubuntu image on my Dell to a CD that I can insert (after I hammer Linux learning about it) and reboot to the CD and re-image the computer with my original OEM image.

    If you can point me to this type of tutorial please contact me at the address provided above.


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