Clonezilla saved my ass

Re: Clonezilla saved my ass

Postby Tetge » Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:49 pm

03_SONIC_BLUR wrote:One more thing about Clonezilla. Juan, you might want to add a 4TB external USB HD to your setup to use to create Images of your stuff. It looks like the Clonezilla images are the same size as the data you are backing up, and having one drive with most of your stuff on it with no backup should that drive die is bad. So, if you have 3 TB of stuff, a 4TB USB HD will suffice

I have a 64GB USB Thumb drive I boot from for Clonezilla, and a 1.5TB Internal SATA3 drive I store my backups on. That drive is only used for backups


Your statement confuses me, but, I always back up to an image as making a clone is not necessary at all, and it is compressed. Per the faqs:

>>Clonezilla saves and restores only used blocks in the harddisk<<

>> How much space do I need when saving an image ?

This really depends. It depends on the data on a partition, and the compression algorithm you choose. Normally if you choose to use gzip, and the partition is an OS (GNU/Linux, MS Windows) partition, the space required is about 1/3.
E.g. For 45 GB data used on a 100 GB harddrive, you will need about 15 GB space to save the image.<<
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Re: Clonezilla saved my ass

Postby 03_SONIC_BLUR » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:49 pm

I did not compress my image
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Re: Clonezilla saved my ass

Postby Tetge » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:39 am

03_SONIC_BLUR wrote:I did not compress my image


I have never had any issues with compression since using Stacker, back in ancient times. Ghost uses it and it works perfectly with Clonezilla. I know that HD's are huge these days, but, I keep a number of backup images as a precaution, and, I also always create do two full backups to separate HD's when I make a backup of my main system, as well as putting a backup on a 3TB, USB 3, external HD that is usually not attached to my computer. I like redundancy when it comes to things that I do not wish to lose. Even my big, conventional HD's, used for storage, tend to get full because wave files and GoPro video files also eat a lot of space.

It seems that clutter, even on computers, has a tendency to expand to fill available space. So, kitchen cabinets, and garages, and spare rooms In a house, and HD's, get full, no matter how impressing in size they appear to be at the start. At least, that has been my experience.
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