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Difference to tools like g4u or g4l

 
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Sebastian



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 1:45 pm    Post subject: Difference to tools like g4u or g4l Reply with quote

Hello,

can you tell me the differences to the tools g4u and g4l?

I tested partimage a bit but didnt made it run and the forum of them seems to be dead a bit.

So I look at deviceimage, g4u and g4l. I didnt used linux before so I have to learn the codes. I would be happier to have a simple boot-cd whith a simple gui so I dont have to learn about linux. But it seems I have to learn...

Im thinking about whats the best solution for portable backups. 2 ways are in my mind. First a HD (Sata or IDE) extern and connected about a usb-hub. Is it simple to go onto such a disk? And would it be safe? I dont want to have surprises like the os-disk is rubbish and the backup cant be reached because it is on a disk which isnt supported in DOS-Mode...

And the second thought goes to a extern HD with WLAN. 3,5 are expensive at the moment, 2,5 are cheaper but the hd of this size is more expensive. But I think about such a solution.
Is it possible to reach such hds from live-cd?
I favorite this second way because the hd could stand somewhere no one sees and it is portable. So it is more secure that never happens a big data-loss. But I didnt learned much about wlan till now.

Greetings!
Sebastian
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jurij
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sebastian,

As far as I know, these tools (g4u and g4l) are script based tools.
You can do imaging from device or partition with a help of dd,
compress it with a help of gzip and then transfer the resulting file over the network to ftp server with a ftp-client.
Local operations are also possible.

zsplit/unzsplit are written in c++ . With a help of these tools you can make images of devices and/or partitions first of all locally.
Network operations can also be done with a help of nc (Please see documentation), SAMBA- or NFS-mount.

For those people who has only little or no linux knowledge I have written a very short HOWTO-docu ([url]http://www.device-image.de/download/Mini_HowTo.pdf[/url]).
With a help of this docu you can get a rapid and good understanding of how these tools work.

Regards,
Jurij
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Sebastian



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK. So I dont have to fear I cannot connect the hardware... Nothing is harder to backup something in windows and the try to restore it fails because from dos the hardware isnt reachable... :)

Greetings!
Sebastian
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