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I just tried partimage , it doesn't have a EXT4 support officially , all my partition was displayed as ext3fs , and my LVM volume are named as dm-X.

So i'm wondering if there's another workable graphical or semi-graphical tool for backing up a partition ?

Thanks !

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partimage works on ext2, ext3, and ext4. – psusi Jan 26 '12 at 15:21
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You can try the Clonezilla Live CD/DVD/USB:

Personally, I use FSArchiver, but that's command-line only.

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unmount the particular partition & then use fsarchiver to backup. if you want to backup root partition, then you may need to use system-rescue CD or linux distro installed on another partition.

after restoring root partition you may have to restore grub also.

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