Clone Windows and Linux Drives with Clonezilla

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Clonezilla is very popular disk cloning and backup solution. Clonezilla provides a lot of different type of cloning capabilities. We can clone our source in to SSH, FTP, SMB, Webdav or local file systems. In this tutorial we will look how to download Clonezilla and clone given partition to the remote file system.

Download

Clonezilla can be downloaded in various format but the most popular format is 64 bit stable ISO image. We will download ISO image from following link.

https://osdn.net/projects/clonezilla/downloads/67925/clonezilla-live-2.5.2-17-amd64.iso/

Burn CD

There are different tools to Burn into CD. We can use Nero or Windows builtin CD burn tool to burn Clonzilla ISO image to CD.

Write USB

Another options to use Clonezilla is burning it into USB drive . We can use Live Linux tool to write ISO file to the USB.

Boot From CD or USB

In order to start Clonezilla we should prepare the system we want to backup to boot from USB or CDROM according to our situation.

Start Clonezilla

We can see in the following screen Clonezilla is starting. There is following options where we can select.

  • Clonezilla Live is the mod we will use in this tutorial which will start Clonezilla Live mode which will not save any data into systems.
  • Other modes of Clonezilla live is the mode a list of other detailed live modes will be listes
  • Local operating system in harddrive will open from installed operating system.
  • Memtest & FreeDOS will start memory test
  • Network boot via iPXE will start from over network with PXE protocol.
Start Clonezilla

Start Clonezilla

Choose Language

We will select the interface language we want to use during clone and backup operations. In this case we select English and related localization settings.

Choose Language

Choose Language

Configure Keymap

We may select different keymap provided by current language. In this situation we proceed with the language provided keymap which is English . If you use different keymap than English be sure that you have selected it.

Configure Keymap

Configure Keymap

Start Mode Of Clonezilla

Clonezilla provides two work mode.

  • Start Clonezilla will start menu driven steps.
  • Enter_shell will enter to the Clonezilla operating system shell.
Start Mode Of Clonezilla

Start Mode Of Clonezilla

Choose Copy Mode

Clonezilla provides different copy modes those are like below.

  • device-image will copy devices and partitions to the image file
  • device-device will copy devices to device
  • remote-source will copy remote devices and image
Choose Copy Mode

Choose Copy Mode

Set Destination

Clonezilla can use different destination units according to copy mode.

Set Destination 

Set Destination 

Network Configuration

We need to make network configuration if we will use network based source or destinations. We need to set IP address. We have following options.

  • dhcp will get IP address automatically from DHCP server
  • static will provide IP address screen where we can put IP address
  • pppoe is used for point-to-point connections.
  • enter_shell can be used to set IP address in Linux bash shell
Network Configuration

Network Configuration

Mount Remote File System

As we have selected SSH or SSHFS as remote file system we should set some parameters. We will provide following parameters

  • IP address of remote server
  • Ssh port
  • Sshfs mount point
  • Ssh username
  • Ssh password
Mount Remote File System

Mount Remote File System

Here we will provide the password for the user root which is provided by us.

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Choose Wizard Mode

We have two options to set backup options.

  • Beginner will ask little as possible
  • Expert will ask a lot of questions about the copy and backup operations.
Choose Wizard Mode

Choose Wizard Mode

Save Type

Clonezilla can save the whole disk or selected partitions. We select to save or backup selected partitions.

Save Type

Save Type

Set Backup Name

We need to set the backup name. Clonezilla will provide the name automatically according to current date and time.

Set Backup Name

Set Backup Name

Select Partitions

We will select the source partitions we want to clone.

Select Partitions

Select Partitions

Select Disk Integrity Check

We can check integrity of the source before backup operation.

Select Disk Integrity Check

Select Disk Integrity Check

Or we can check saved image file integrity with the following screen.

Select Disk Integrity Check

Select Disk Integrity Check

Select Encryption

We can also encrypt saved image if we need more security.

Select Encryption

Select Encryption

Select Action Take After Copy

We can select the action will take after backup operation is completed.

Select Action Take After Copy

Select Action Take After Copy

Start Clone Operation

These screens provides the start of the backup or clone operation.

Start Clone Operation

Start Clone Operation

 

Start Clone Operation

Start Clone Operation

Cloning or Backup Operation

Following screen will provide detailed information about backup process.

Cloning or Backup Operation

Cloning or Backup Operation

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