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Windows 7: Clonezilla Open-Source Image Backup


06 May 2011   #51

Windows 7 home 32Bit
 
 

This clones the entire operating system right? so i could just clone my current system and if something messes up i can restore my entire os and i wont need to re-activate or anything? it will just run straight away?


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06 May 2011   #52

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, you are right, there are a few possible limitations.

Before making an image, be sure to read the instructions, it will help. If you don't understand something, just ask!

I have done this, and it does work great.
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07 May 2011   #53

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

i would not use this program, since it wrecked my system. Got a bunch of broken files now and windows doesnt boot anymore, chkdsk freezes after 10 mins. Please someone explain me why this program wrecks an hdd within seconds from which it is supposed to read only. All I wanted was a backup, ended up with destruction. it didnt even backup my drive it just gave me some error and stopped.

Windows repaired itself now, unluckyli I got 10 broken sectors now. GJ clonezilla. Right before the use of clonezille all sectors were fine.
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12 May 2011   #54

win7 ultimate
 
 

Hi im also have trouble with Windows7 Pro 32bit... the backup (whole disk) and backup verification process is ok, but after restoring Windows is booting up trying to repair the boot area...but after 30 min nothing.... Im doing the backup and restore on one machine, so the disk remains the same.... but i also notice that during restore clonezille detects that the orginal boot partition starts on a "negative" cylinder, and setup the "new" partition table to start from "positive" cylinder... so i have some questions: why clonezille detects the original partition starting from a negative cylinder, and then selects a new start cylinder to restore the partition? Have somebody succesfully restored windows 7 profesional 32/64bit on the same disk? Should i give a try to only backup and restore the system partition? In the options is a option to use syslinux to take care of mbr(windows) must i take care of this option? Should i activate o deselect some other option to succesfully restore Windows?? Thanks for any useful suggestion
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13 May 2011   #55

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ulaaser View Post
Hi im also have trouble with Windows7 Pro 32bit... the backup (whole disk) and backup verification process is ok, but after restoring Windows is booting up trying to repair the boot area...but after 30 min nothing.... Im doing the backup and restore on one machine, so the disk remains the same.... but i also notice that during restore clonezille detects that the orginal boot partition starts on a "negative" cylinder, and setup the "new" partition table to start from "positive" cylinder... so i have some questions: why clonezille detects the original partition starting from a negative cylinder, and then selects a new start cylinder to restore the partition? Have somebody succesfully restored windows 7 profesional 32/64bit on the same disk? Should i give a try to only backup and restore the system partition? In the options is a option to use syslinux to take care of mbr(windows) must i take care of this option? Should i activate o deselect some other option to succesfully restore Windows?? Thanks for any useful suggestion
Hello ulaaser, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

The version of Clonezilla I used in August of 09 to make this thread was 1.0.10-8. The current version is 1.2.6-59. Do you know which version of Clonezilla you are using? There have been many changes to Clonezilla since I used it successfully to save and restore an image of my Windows 7 OS.

When I was testing Clonezilla, I used a new (empty) hard drive so as to not endanger the original working OS. Also I used my Windows 7 DVD to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 on the empty hard drive so Windows could create the partitions (but did not activate it) before using Clonezilla to restore the saved image. Clonezilla worked fine for me as the step by step shows. It restored the two saved partitions in the image with no issues. Windows did a "check disk" at first boot, but there were no other issues. Any additional features / choices that are available with the most recent versions will effect how to use the software. I suggest going to the Clonezilla web site as they are the experts.

Cheers!
Robert
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15 May 2011   #56

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Old versions was imaging my HFS+ partition before, but not anymore. It gives an error while bitmaping at 95.61%.
I couldn't find a solution yet.
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24 May 2011   #57

Main: WIN7 Pro, 64 bit; Notebook Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Though I'm a bit late in the game, I just today downloaded Clonezilla. Is it possible to use Clonezilla (clonezilla-live-1.2.8-42-i486) on a 1.5tb external drive where only a portion (partition) of the drive holds the Clonezilla image? Or, must the image be the sole item on the drive or DVD?

I keep, on my C drive (250gb), only the Windows 7 operating system and all my added programs and a few desktop files.

My documents, pictures, music and videos and all that other stuff is in my non powered usb 120gb F drive, which is regularly backed up to my usb non powered 1.5tb drive via Genie Timeline.

I also back up the F drive periodically to my self powered K drive, a 250GB drive, and that drive is turned on but about once a month. To that I use Sync Toy (going from F2K), a Windows utility.

So, again, will it be possible to put the Clonezilla onto a folder or partition of the 1.5tb drive, or would it be best to have CLonezilla go onto a separate DVD+/-RW (if possible)?

Hope this makes sense.

Thanks in advance.
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04 Jun 2011   #58

windows7 64 ultimate
 
 
clonzilla cannot detect partition size w7ultimatex64

hi,
i successfully cloned my w7ultimatex64 to a new 2TB disk.
but when i now want to save a partition from this new disk with clonezilla, clonezilla cannot detect the partition-size for any partition on my w7ultimatex64 disk.
any feedback much appreciated!
cheers
desmo

edit: acronis true image 11 home works with no problems. W7Ultimate partitions are visible to acronis and backup including verify pass works well.
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28 Aug 2011   #59

Windows 7
 
 

Hi,

Clonezilla does only save the content of a partition I select.
To be able to restore the System I have to recreate the exactly partitions for putting back the data.

1) Is there a Way to save the meta data of the partitioning schema of the hard drive,
so that I can restore all partition sizes. Than restoring some selected partitions?
The steps I'm thinking about:
Quote:
a) System is installed with (W 7 boot 100MB) (W 7 System 60Gb) ( Data 1 80GB) (Data2 80GB)
b) Use Clonezilla to save (W 7 boot) and (W 7 System). and also the partitioning schema.
c) install a new system or have some crash so that there are no partitions on the HD.
d) restore partition schema: (100MB) (60GB) (80GB) (100GB), all without data (and file system?)
e) restore boot and system partition with clonezilla.
f) put back data to the data partitions.
Is there a way doing that?

2) how clonezilla saves the partitions?
As i know clonezilla uses "dd if=/dev/sda of=/sdb/part.img" to save the data.
But what would hapen if I copy the windows data It self using normal file copy?
Mounting the Windows System and the boot partition and copy the files to a other external Hd for backUp.
Would this work? or are there some file information get lost?
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28 Aug 2011   #60

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MPREv View Post
Hi,

Clonezilla does only save the content of a partition I select.
To be able to restore the System I have to recreate the exactly partitions for putting back the data.

1) Is there a Way to save the meta data of the partitioning schema of the hard drive,
so that I can restore all partition sizes. Than restoring some selected partitions?
The steps I'm thinking about:
Quote:
a) System is installed with (W 7 boot 100MB) (W 7 System 60Gb) ( Data 1 80GB) (Data2 80GB)
b) Use Clonezilla to save (W 7 boot) and (W 7 System). and also the partitioning schema.
c) install a new system or have some crash so that there are no partitions on the HD.
d) restore partition schema: (100MB) (60GB) (80GB) (100GB), all without data (and file system?)
e) restore boot and system partition with clonezilla.
f) put back data to the data partitions.
Is there a way doing that?

2) how clonezilla saves the partitions?
As i know clonezilla uses "dd if=/dev/sda of=/sdb/part.img" to save the data.
But what would hapen if I copy the windows data It self using normal file copy?
Mounting the Windows System and the boot partition and copy the files to a other external Hd for backUp.
Would this work? or are there some file information get lost?
Hello MPREv;

The first selection on the screen shot of step 14 saves the entire hard drive as an image. It then restores all of the partitions contained in the image created.

There is a lot involved in setting up an OS that normal copy cannot do. Normal file copy cannot access system files (in the same way some defraggers cannot move system files) in order to move, or save, or restore them. It cannot set up the system registry. That is why backup and image software is necessary.

Cheers!
Robert
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