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
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?