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[http://partclone.nchc.org.tw/ Partclone], like the well-known [http://www.partimage.org/Main_Page Partimage], can be used to back up and restore a partition while considering only used blocks. In Arch Linux, Partclone can deal with the following file systems: ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, hfs+, fat and ntfs.
 
[http://partclone.nchc.org.tw/ Partclone], like the well-known [http://www.partimage.org/Main_Page Partimage], can be used to back up and restore a partition while considering only used blocks. In Arch Linux, Partclone can deal with the following file systems: ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, hfs+, fat and ntfs.
  

Revision as of 18:06, 10 June 2011

Partclone, like the well-known Partimage, can be used to back up and restore a partition while considering only used blocks. In Arch Linux, Partclone can deal with the following file systems: ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, hfs+, fat and ntfs.

Installation

Partclone is available in the AUR as Template:Package AUR and Template:Package AUR.

Using Partclone with an ext4-formatted partition

Without compression

To backup without compression:

$ partclone.ext4 -c -s /dev/sda1 -o ~/image_sda1.pcl

To restore it:

$ partclone.ext4 -r -s ~/image_sda1.pcl -o /dev/sda1

With compression

To backup with compression:

$ partclone.ext4 -c -s /dev/sda1 | gzip -c > ~/image_sda1.pcl.gz
Note: For maximum compression use "gzip -c9"

To restore it:

zcat ~/image_sda1.pcl.gz | partclone.ext4 -r -o /dev/sda1