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I used to use Easeus Todo for Windows, or Norton Ghost. What options do I have for linux?

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Just cloned my hdd, easily and quickly with no errors, i used clonzilla, a brilliant bit of software.

It allows you to clone HDD to HDD, or HDD to image, plus other options.

I can't stress how easy it is to use...

Some info here:

Top 6 Open Source Disk Cloning and Imaging Software


Clonezilla is great for cloning Windows and Linux. You can boot it from USB/CD/PXE and image to files on an external drive, samba, nfs, & ssh. You can also disk to disk.


To make a backup of linux, you can use the tar or dd command.

In order to answer this question it may be useful to know if you want a regular backup that runs automatically (e.g. create a copy of the system and store it in the cloud (e.g. Amazon Glacier), or just do a quick once off backup to a local hard drive.

The beauty of linux is that there are many ways to do it, from manual to fully automated.

Tar See: [Techrepublic](http://b2b.cbsimg.net/downloads/PDF/SolutionBase_Backup_Linux_reliably_with_rsync_and_tar.pdf for some additional details.)

dd: See dd

Oh, and do take care and read the instructions thoroughly and run a test on a spare machine first, as these commands are powerful, but once you have mastered it you can save the command as your own software to run when you need to.

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