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Author: Falko Timme

This tutorial will explain how to use CloneZilla Live to back up and restore hard drives and partitions. CloneZilla Live is the Linux Live-CD that you insert into your computer; it contains Norton Ghost-like hard disks and partition imaging and cloning tools. The created image is compressed and can be transferred to a Samba, SSH- or NFS server, or transferred to a local hard drive or USB drive.

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First, we must download the CloneZilla Live iso image from and burn it to a CD. At the time of this writing, the current version is 1.2.1.

Next we insert the CloneZilla Live CD into the CD drive of the system we are backing up (for example, your Ubuntu desktop) and boot the system from the CloneZilla Live CD (you may need to change the order of the boot device BIOS to make the computer try to boot from the hard disk Before the CD starts the drive). CloneZilla Live provides this screen. Press start:

Choose your language:

Choose your keyboard layout:

Next choose :

I want to create an image of my hard drive so I choose :

You can now choose where you want to store the hard drive image. You can store it on your local device (hard drive, USB drive), SSH server, Samba server or NFS server. I want to use a Samba server on my network, so I choose (make sure that the server or device you choose has enough free space):

If you choose SSH, Samba or NFS, the CloneZilla system requires network connectivity. If you are in a local network with a DHCP server, you can choose (but you can also assign a static IP address to the system):

Fill in the IP address or host name of your Samba server (the host name must exist in the DNS, otherwise the CloneZilla system cannot resolve)

If no domain is set in the Samba server, you can leave the Samba domain blank:

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