Part of the routine work for a system administrator is to do system deployment or recovery. Clonezilla is designed for this scenario, and is licensed under GPL. It is similar to Symantec Ghost or Acronis True Image. The file systems supported by Clonezilla are:
Therefore you can image or clone GNU/Linux, MS windows, Intel-based Mac OS, FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD, and VMware ESX. LVM2 and hardware RAID device are supported, too. Two types of Clonezilla are available, Clonezilla live and Clonezilla SE (Server Edition). Clonezilla live is suitable for single machine backup and restore. While Clonezilla SE is for massive deployment, it can restore many computers simultaneously. Clonezilla is not only for a newbie system administrator, but also for a veteran.
This 2-hour workshop will cover some of the scenarios which an administrator might need, and we will use slides and virtual machine to do the live demonstration. The scenarios will include