[SATLUG] Live backup / hot imaging software for Linux?

Chris Hudson chrishudson at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 18:33:55 CST 2011

For backups I prefer the native linux utility Dump (/sbin/dump) to backup
each partition.
However I also recently heard about something called Ghost For Linux (G4L),
that you can even get a boot disk for.  I haven't used it though, so I can't
vouch for it.


On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 4:19 PM, David Salisbury <
david.salisbury at momentumweb.com> wrote:

> Can anyone recommend a good backup software that can clone an entire drive
> into an image while said drive is running?  Something like DriveImageXML,
> but for Linux.  I've tried just copying partition-to-partition (/dev/hda to
> /dev/hdb, for example) and using dd, with somewhat mixed and unpredictable
> results on the copy.  What is the best way to get a hot image of a disk in
> Linux?
> David
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