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Best Disk Imager To Archive Porteus By

Post#1 by jimwg » 23 Oct 2013, 00:40

Greetings:

I wish to disk image my Porteus flash as a backup. The closest Linux disk imager I could find is the Disk utility in Mint which sadly doesn't compress the image either. I tried the Partimage in Puppy in a 3way set-up as recommended by Mint mavens and ended up stuffing my flash with an incomplete image file that nearly lost the flash weren't a long folder hunt for the bad file because there was no obvious way of directing the image backup to a hard drive for safekeeping.

Any hints much appreciated!

Jim in NYC

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Post#2 by donald » 23 Oct 2013, 00:55

I use a clonezilla-live-CD to backup whole usb flash-drives or partitions
Look here:
http://clonezilla.org

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Post#3 by brokenman » 23 Oct 2013, 12:31

I've always used dd which is built into linux or a better option when it comes to recovery is dd_rescue.
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Post#4 by beny » 23 Oct 2013, 16:08

if you do not have a big root directory alias home,the best way for me it is create an iso,you have a snapshot of the system working,btw if the mkiso script is always on the place.

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Post#5 by jimwg » 24 Oct 2013, 12:44

beny wrote:if you do not have a big root directory alias home,the best way for me it is create an iso,you have a snapshot of the system working,btw if the mkiso script is always on the place.

Thanks for that tip!!!

Jim in NYC

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