Part-1: Creation of Hard drive image using Clonezilla

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Scenario:

The scenario is really simple, in which I want to backup my Ubuntu server using the “CloneZilla Live” and also want to store it on another server which has an ip address of 192.168.179.141. If you want to learn more about CloneZilla, please visit this link.

Let’s start the tutorial by inserting the CloneZilla Live CD into the server that you want to backup and boot from it.

1) At first, CloneZilla Live comes up with this screen just press ENTER:

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2) Next, select your desired language:

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3) If you are using US keymap, just select the default option “Don’t touch keymap” and press ENTER:

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4) Select “Start Clonezilla” and press ENTER:

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5) Select “device-image” and press ENTER:

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6) Here we’ll select that where we want to store the hard drive image. In my case, I have selected SSH server:

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7) Here, it will ask the network setting (I have selected dhcp):

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8) Then it will ask the SSH server address (In my case, it is 192.168.179.141):

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9) Next ssh port (default is 22):

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10) User account on SSH Server that is allowed to write/read on the server:

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11) Specify the directory on SSH Server, where CloneZilla image will be saved(In my case, it is /home/arbab/clonezilla):

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12)Next click on OK:

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13)and then enter your SSH password:

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14) Next screen will confirm the successfully mount. Press “Enter“:

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15) Choose “Beginner” then hit Enter:

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16) Select “savedisk” because, we want to create an image of the full hard drive:

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17) Input the name that you want to give to your image (default is just fine for me):

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18) Choose the hard drive for which you want to create an image:

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19) Select an option, if you want to check & repair the file system before saving (I am going with default option, which is skip):

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20) Select this option, if you want to check the saved image is restorable:

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21) Hit Enter:

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22) Then press “y” and Hit Enter to start the image creation process:

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After this, image creation process will start (please be patient, this may take some time):

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23) After the successful image creation, press ENTER:

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24) Select your desired option to Poweroff/Reboot etc the CloneZilla Live system:

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Login to SSH Server and verify the disk image:

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Hope this will help you!