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Dear All I learned to clone my disk as the following :
#dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb As far as I have understood, there is another gui-based utility named clonezilla that can do the same. If I am correct, please let me know how can I install clonezilla on my CentOS machine to try cloning my disk?
Thank you

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  • Hi,

    You don’t have to install it. Clonezilla it’s a Live CD: you boot from it, do your thing and you’re done. It’s way better than using dd because it’s filesystem-aware and will only copy the used bits.

    Regards, Jorge

  • I have never used clonezilla’s GUI. Hmmm, maybe I had but never noticed.

    To the OP, clonezilla is in a different level than dd. Yes, it can copy a local drive partition to another local drive partition, but it can also copy, say, and entire drive — logical volumes included