CloneSYS – Linux cloning tool

Clone & Backup your Linux system !


clonesys is a Shell script that can be used to get an image of running Linux boxes.

The image can then be burned on CD/DVD. This CD/DVD is bootable and can be used to restore the system as well as to install new similar boxes.

clonesys *IS NOT* a backup tool: it should not be used to backup users data, it is more similar to other tools such as MkCdRec, Mondo Rescue, Timo’s Rescue CD, etc…

Main Features

Works with Linux kernel 2.4 and 2.6 (v1.2.0)
Handles the standard (old) /dev structure, devfs and udev (v1.2.0)
Supports software RAID built with raidtools or mdadm (v1.2.0)
Supports LVM 1 & 2 and handles the metadata (v1.2.2)
Supports ext2/3, JFS (v1.3.0), ReiserFS (v1.3.0) and FAT/DOS filesystems
Supports Boot Loader on both MBR and Boot Partition (v1.2.2)
Backups and restores Extended Attributes and ACLs (v1.2.0)
Recreates the filesystems with the same options if they are not the default ones
Allow images span on multiple CD/DVD (v1.2.0)
Include a ‘step by step’ restoration to trace the process
Allow a disk mapping at restoration time to support different hardware configuration
(for example: the image took a snapshot of /dev/hda but you can restore it on /dev/sdb) (v1.2.1)
Allow restoration on a disk which geometry differ from the orginal one
Tested with RedHat Linux 9/ES3/ES4, Mandrake 10.x, Fedora Core 3/4, SuSE 9.x

Geplaatst in CentOS, Handige Tools, Linux
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