Re: how to create an image of your debian computer hard drive for cloning
On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 10:11:09AM -0700, Robert Robert wrote:
> Dear All,
> I was wondering how I could make a clone or image of my computer hard disk
> that contains debian OS. I want to do this in order to make an exact copy
> to another clean pc with no os at all. What complete free software can I
> use for this ? Is there a manual some where on the net about this ?
I use dump/restore for this.
To create the image, issue the command
dump -0 -v -f image.dmp /
from the directory where you want the image to be written.
To write the image you first have to prepare a partition, mount it
somewhere and cd to there. Then you just do:
restore -r -f image.dmp
You then can take care of grub with dd, if required.
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~ Ralph Wiggum