HOW TO INSTALL CLONEZILLA DISK CLONING SOFTWARE (IMAGING SOFTWARE) IN UBUNTU 16.04 – A BEST DISK IMAGE SOFTWARE FOR LINUX
In this article we are going to learn How to install Clonezilla disk image software in Ubuntu 16.04. Clonezilla is a open source application used to take backup of Linux operating system. As you all know that data backup is one of the most important part of every small and large organization. To do the same there are so many backup devices and professional applications available on market. Here in this article we will discuss on one of the best backup software i.e. Clonezilla. It’s an disk cloning software (imaging software) which is used to clone your entire hard disk and make a image of that. It’s an nice alternative to popular application’s like Symantec Norton Ghost and other one is True Image.
Clonezilla disk image software was initially developed by Steven Shiau using Perl programming language and released under GNU GPL license. Now let’s have a look at features of Clonezilla disk cloning software (imaging software) :
- You can use this application to Clone multiple system’s at a time. also you can use it to clone systems on network.
- The cloned image can be encrypted using ecryptfs.
- Clonezilla disk cloning software (imaging software) supports 7+ languages i.e. English, Chinese, French, Japanese…etc…
- Supports various file systems i.e. EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, VMFS3, HFS+, NetBSD and many more.
- Cloned image using Clonezilla disk image software can be stored in various places i.e. NFS Server, SSH Server, Samba Server and can directly restored from there.
- Supports LVM2.
- It supports Unattended cloning and restoring.
For more information’s and features on Clonezilla you can visit the official website.
Follow the below steps to install Clonezilla disk cloning software (imaging software) in Ubuntu 16.04 – a best disk image software for Linux
Before start the installation of Clonezilla disk image software update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/audio-recorder/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Hit:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease Reading package lists... Done
After updating the packages & repositories now we are ready to install the Clonezilla disk cloning software (imaging software). To do so we don’t have to install any 3rd party PPA repository for that as it’s an part of default repository Ubuntu 16.04. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install clonezilla # Install the Package Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following additional packages will be installed: ash drbl ipcalc nilfs-tools partclone partimage pigz wakeonlan Suggested packages: cifs-utils The following NEW packages will be installed: ash clonezilla drbl ipcalc nilfs-tools partclone partimage pigz wakeonlan 0 upgraded, 9 newly installed, 0 to remove and 247 not upgraded. Need to get 2,489 kB of archives. After this operation, 11.9 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation
As you can see above the Clonezilla disk image software package has been installed successfully. Now to confirm the same use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l clonezilla # Confirm the installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii clonezilla 3.10.11-3 all bare metal backup and recovery of disk drives
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Now to open the application just type the command clonezilla on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo clonezilla # Open the application
To uninstall the application use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r clonezilla # Uninstall the Application (Reading database ... 210673 files and directories currently installed.) Removing clonezilla (3.10.11-3) ...
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