Accessible image backup and restore program?
greg at gregn.net
Sun May 26 16:03:07 EDT 2013
To backup/restore drive partitions, I use grml for the livecd, which
has software speech via espeakup as Kirk already indicated. To do the
actual backup/restore of partitions, I use partition image. Doing:
will tell you what you need to know. If you're dealing with ntfs
partitions, there is also ntfsclone from the ntfsprogs package, which
is installed on the grml cd. I can tell you from personal experience
that ntfsclone works nicely if you're trying to recover data from a
damaged drive. On the other hand, partimage bombs as soon as it
encounters the first i/o error while reading the partition in question.
If I want to backup/restore the partition table, I use sfdisk, which
grml includes also. Hope that answers your questions somewhat.
On Sun, May 26, 2013 at 01:13:51PM -0400, Jayson Smith wrote:
> A bit off-topic here, but somewhat related to Linux.
> For several years, I've been using Image for Windows/Linux as my
> Windows backup/restore solution. I liked it because, in case of
> total boot drive failure where the system was completely unbootable,
> I could boot up Image for Linux which includes Speakup, use my
> DECtalk Express, and restore. Now, though, I've upgraded to Windows
> 7, and my computer has exactly zero serial ports. So I can't use my
> old boot CD any more, unless it would work with a USB to serial
> What do you recommend for a bootable, accessible backup and restore
> solution? Does whatever you recommend use software speech? I don't
> assume anyone's come up with an accessible bootable Windows CD? Does
> such a bootable CD work with USB sound devices? Also, in all our
> computers, there's an internal sound card we're not actively using
> in Windows. Would any Linux CD try to use that first?
> Thanks for any thoughts!
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