Clonezilla

The Free and Open Source Software for Disk Imaging and Cloning
Clonezilla live doc
Save disk image
Description: Save 1st disk (sda) as an image on 2nd disk (sdb) (Step by step)
  1. Boot the machine via Clonezilla live
  2. The boot menu of Clonezilla live
  3. Here we choose 800x600 mode, after pressing Enter, you will see Debian Linux booting process
  4. Choose language
  5. Choose keyboard layout
  6. Choose "Start Clonezilla"
  7. Choose "device-image" option
  8. Choose "local_dev" option to assign sdb1 as the image home
  9. Select sdb1 as image repository, then choose "savedisk" option
  10. Input image name and select source disk
  11. Clonezilla is saving disk image (sda) to the partition of 2nd disk (sdb1)

Restore disk image
Description: Restore an image on 2nd disk (sdb) to 1st disk (sda) (Step by step)
  1. Boot the machine via Clonezilla live
  2. The boot menu of Clonezilla live
  3. Here we choose 800x600 mode, after pressing Enter, you will see Debian Linux booting process
  4. Choose language
  5. Choose keyboard layout
  6. Choose "Start Clonezilla"
  7. Choose "device-image" option
  8. Choose "local_dev" option to assign sdb1 as the image home
  9. Select sdb1 as image repository, then choose "restoredisk" option
  10. Select image name and target disk
  11. Clonezilla is restoring disk image on 2nd disk (sdb) to 1st disk (sda)
Disk to disk clone
Description: Clone small disk to larger disk (e.g. 8 GB to 20 GB) (Step by step)
  1. Prepare Clonezilla live
  2. Boot your Clonezilla live via USB
  3. Choose "ToRAM" option in the boot menu
  4. Choose language
  5. Choose keyboard layout
  6. Choose "Start Clonezilla"
  7. Choose "disk_to_local_disk"
  8. Choose source disk
  9. Choose target disk
  10. Start cloning
  11. Disk is cloned
One image to multiple disks
Description: Restore an image to multiple disks, e.g. massive production of live USB flash drives.
  1. Boot the machine via Clonezilla live
  2. The boot menu of Clonezilla live
  3. Here we choose 800x600 mode, after pressing Enter, you will see Debian Linux booting process
  4. Choose language
  5. Choose keyboard layout
  6. Choose "Start Clonezilla"
  7. Choose "device-image" option
  8. Choose "local_dev" option to assign sdb1 as the image home
  9. Select sdb1 as image repository, then choose "1-2-mdisks" option
  10. Select image name and destination disk
  11. Clonezilla is restoring disk image on 2nd disk (sdb) to 3rd, 4th, and 5th disks (sdc, sdd, sde)
Create Recovery Clonezilla
Description: Create a autorun recovery Clonezilla live CD or USB flash drive (Step by step)
  1. Boot the machine via Clonezilla live
  2. The boot menu of Clonezilla live
  3. Here we choose 800x600 mode, after pressing Enter, you will see Debian Linux booting process:
  4. Choose language
  5. Choose keyboard layout
  6. Choose "Start Clonezilla"
  7. Choose "device-image" option
  8. Choose "local_dev" option to assign sdb1 as the image home
  9. Select sdb1 as image repository, then choose "restoredisk" option
  10. Choose the image you want to include in the recovery CD or USB flash drive:
Preseed options to do job after booting
Description: Preseed some options to do restoring job after booting
  1. The scenario
  2. The options to be preseeded
Started with sshd on and passwd assigned
Description: Run unattended Clonezilla live via PXE or CD booting and the process can be remotely monitored
  1. A PXE config example for you to boot Clonezilla live via PXE, and ssh service is on, the password of account "user" is assigned
  2. A CD with configured boot parameters for you to boot Clonezilla live, and the ssh service is on, the password of account "user" is assigned
Add extra driver
Description: How to put your own binary driver in Clonezilla live without modifying /live/filesystem.squashfs
  1. How to put your own binary driver in Clonezilla live without modifying /live/filesystem.squashfs
Customized script with PXE
Description: Use customized script with a PXE version of Clonezilla live
  1. To put your customized script with a PXE version of Clonezilla live
Screen session with PXE
Description: Run unattended Clonezilla live via PXE booting and the process can be remotely monitored
  1. Run Clonezilla in screen session so you can access remotely to monitor the progress.
Misc
Description: Misc doc
  1. The boot parameters for Clonezilla live

Last modified: Sat Jan 11 7:48:30 UTC 2014.