Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Clonezilla to make Backup OpenSolaris Bootdisk

I wanted to check if it was possible to clone my bootdisk with Opensolaris.
I used the latest version: clonezilla-live-1.2.2-14.iso

Booted with the clonezilla CD and chose the option "device to device clone"
My OpenSolaris bootdisk partition was recognized as hdb1.
I connected the new disk using my IDE to USB adapter and this disk was called sda1
Clonezilla asked If I wanted to replace the bootsector on the target (=yes)
After giving the final approval it went off and my 20GB partition took about 75 minutes.

Replacing the original bootdisk in the server with this cloned copy booted up fine!
Hurray for Clonezilla