Clonezilla can be used to image computers via a liveCD to/from either a usb drive or over the network. Clonezilla has a very simple wizard.

Guide Edit

TODO: Add screenshots (See: Todo list)

Preparation Edit

The default options Edit

These should normally be left on the default, which means you should just hit enter:

  • The CD has different boot options, choose the first one which should already be selected; "Clonezilla live (Default settings, VGA 1024x768)"
  • Select language for the clonezilla guide (this guide will use the terms in the english version)
  • If you use a US keyboard layout or can use your keyboard as a US layout, choose "Don't touch keymap", otherwise go through selecting a keymap
  • Select "Start Clonezilla"
  • Normally you want to copy to/from an image (the 1st option), but in the rare cases you can copy directly from disk to disk.

The choices Edit

  • Choose whether you want to copy to/from a local device or one of the network options
    • Local device
      • It will tell you to make sure the device is inserted and to wait 5 secs before pressing enter
      • Then you need to choose the partition to save/read the image (e.g. your external USB drive)
      • It will warn if it's an NTFS volume (it should be safe if you're using the newest Clonezilla)
      • Choose a folder for the image ("/" is the top directory on the partition)
    • Samba server (windows network sharing)
      • Choose network connection method (normally DHCP)
      • Input IP address or hostname of server
      • Input domain to use for logging on to the server (normally the company or office location name)
      • Input the username to log on to the network share
      • Input share and directory for the image (unfortunately you can't browse the share, yet)
      • Give the password for that user (it won't show how many characters you type)
  • It will show you info on virtual and physical devices (the last line, which ends in "/home/partimag", should be the partition you just selected)
  • Now you need to choose whether you want to save the disk or restore it
  • Give/choose the name of the image
  • Choose the disk to restore/save
  • Unless you know what you're doing, just choose the defaults for these 4 advanced settings dialogs
  • Choose what you want to happen after it's done (wait, reboot or poweroff)
  • It'll tell you the command it uses to do the operation, hit enter
  • It'll warn you about what you're about to do, hit y and enter

See also Edit

  • Migrating Windows - if you want to restore Windows on a different machine than you backed it up from

External links Edit

Official website