Tuesday, September 6, 2016

How To Install Clonezilla On Ubuntu 16.04

    Clonezilla is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program similar to True Image or Norton Ghost. It helps you to do system deployment, bare metal backup and recovery.

  •     Many File systems are supported: (1) ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, reiser4, xfs, jfs, btrfs, f2fs and nilfs2 of GNU/Linux, (2) FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS of MS Windows, (3) HFS+ of Mac OS, (4) UFS of FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD, (5) minix of Minix, and (6) VMFS3 and VMFS5 of VMWare ESX. Therefore you can clone GNU/Linux, MS windows, Intel-based Mac OS, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Minix, VMWare ESX and Chrome OS/Chromium OS, no matter it's 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x86-64) OS. For these file systems, only used blocks in partition are saved and restored. For unsupported file system, sector-to-sector copy is done by dd in Clonezilla.
  •     LVM2 (LVM version 1 is not) under GNU/Linux is supported.
  •     Boot loader, including grub (version 1 and version 2) and syslinux, could be reinstalled.
  •     Both MBR and GPT partition formats of hard drive are supported. Clonezilla live also can be booted on a BIOS or uEFI machine.
  •     Unattended mode is supported. Almost all steps can be done via commands and options. You can also use a lot of boot parameters to customize your own imaging and cloning.
  •     One image restoring to multiple local devices is supported.
  •     Image could be encrypted. This is done with ecryptfs, a POSIX-compliant enterprise cryptographic stacked filesystem.
  •     Multicast is supported in Clonezilla SE, which is suitable for massively clone. You can also remotely use it to save or restore a bunch of computers if PXE and Wake-on-LAN are supported in your clients.
  •     The image file can be on local disk, ssh server, samba server, NFS server or WebDAV server.
  •     AES-256 encryption could be used to secures data access, storage and transfer.
  •     Based on Partclone (default), Partimage (optional), ntfsclone (optional), or dd to image or clone a partition. However, Clonezilla, containing some other programs, can save and restore not only partitions, but also a whole disk.
  •     By using another free software drbl-winroll, which is also developed by us, the hostname, group, and SID of cloned MS windows machine can be automatically changed. 

 Clonezilla 2.4.7-8 Changelog


  •     The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2016/Jun/27).
  •     Linux kernel was updated to 4.6.2-2.
  •     Partclone was updated to 0.2.89. A btrfs issue has been fixed.
  •     Cloudfuse was updated to 0.9+redbogit871a98f-drbl2, i.e. the version from redbo with patches from Am1GO. Thanks to maple52046 (maple52046 _at_ gmail com).
  •     Partclone-utils was updated to 0.4.1.
  •     When option “-k1” or “-k2” in the TUI is chosen, “-icds” is on automatically.
  •     Add “-batch” in the TUI for expert saving mode.
  •     Provide an option to mount image repository again when failing in ocs-live-repository. “ask_user” is a reserved name to be used as the Samba domain and account and SSHFS account in the URI so that user can input their own names. Thanks to Aaron Burling (aaron_burling _at_ lkstevens wednet edu) for these ideas.
  •     If failing to mount sshfs and samba server as image repository, clonezilla now asks if retrying.
  •     Use shorter name for fsck-related options, i.e. “-fsck-src-part” is replaced by “-fsck”, and “-fsck-src-part-y” is replaced by “-fsck-y”.
  •     Reuse the parsed partition info when detecting the data/swap/extended partitions. Thanks to starnavi for this suggestion. Ref: https://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/discussion/Clonezilla_live/thread/ba256b4b
  •     Add support for device /dev/nbd. Thanks to Mircea Dan for this suggestion. Ref: https://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/discussion/Help/thread/d2d2a480/
  •     Boot parameter ocs_preload now supports mount command for nfs/cifs to preload files. E.g. ocs_preload=”mount -t cifs // /tmp/cifs -o user=administrator,password=yourpasswd” will preload files on cifs server to /opt/ in Clonezilla live environment.
  •     Add a mechanism so that image repository can be auto mounted with boot parameter ocs_repository in URI format, e.g. ocs_repository=”dev:///dev/sdf1″ or ocs_repository=”smb://wa-domain;jack:mypass@”. Thanks to Aaron Burling (aaron_burling _at_ lkstevens wednet edu) for this idea.
  •     Live-boot was updated so that its toram parameter can be assigned as multiple modules (e.g. “live,syslinux”)
  •     Add supporting for grub on EBR (Extended Boot Record) imaging and cloning. Thanks to Bill Wright (bill _at_ blug org) for reporting this issue.

  •     Failed to mount OpenStack swift image repository. Thanks to maple52046 (maple52046 _at_ gmail com) for reporting this issue.
  •     Failed to restore the boot loader on EBR (Extended Boot Record). Thanks to Bill Wright (bill _at_ blug org) for reporting this issue.
  •     MBR (executable code area) data should be restored even it’s GPT disk. Some OS, e.g. ESXi 5.5 need that

Installation instructions: 

   Open terminal and insert command line...
  •    Edit the sources.list file
$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
  •  Add following lines at the end of the file and save
$  deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial main universe
  •   Run following commands to update and install
$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install clonezilla
  •   Start Clonezilla
$ sudo clonezilla

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