While browsing the web for backing up my disk, I often see CloneZilla in the results. The process seems tricky to me (Live USB, etc). Note: I plan to back up my whole disk (system, root, home, etc.).

I noted: dd, dump(8), fsarchiver and others. Some are deprecated, others incompatible (I work with Linux Mint). I think fsarchiver is quite cool: it can run on a running file system with option -A, it accepts many formats, etc.

If I persist with CloneZilla,

  • is it convenient for filesystem backup?
  • will I need 2 pendrives ? (One for live booting clonezilla, the second for getting the backup on it)
  • Why does it matter whether or not people like CloneZilla? It serves a purpose and I understand it does it satisfactorily. If you have a particular problem that you cannot resolve please update your Question to include that specific issue. – roaima Jun 22 '15 at 10:08
  • @ArchiT3K: why yet another question on the same matter unix.stackexchange.com/questions/211337/…? – Arkadiusz Drabczyk Jun 22 '15 at 16:03

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