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    Default Help -- Linux Backup Imaging?

    So, I just set my computer up to triple boot:

    Windows 7 / Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / Backtrack 4 Pre Final

    Currently, I use Macrium Reflect 4.2 for backing up Win7. I have yet to backup either Ubuntu or Backtrack, and plan to use Macrium, but wanted to see if there is something better that is Linux specific? Also, can I make an EXACT backup image of my ENTIRE Hard Drive that contains all of my partitions (i.e. Win7, Ubuntu, & Backtrack) as one backup? <-- That would be great!

    In the even that I break one -- as I often do while exploring the 'New World' (i.e. GNU/Linux) -- I would like to have a newbie friendly backup image that I can load. Ideally, I would like to make an exact backup of the entire hard drive as mentioned above, and also make a backup of each individual OS.

    Now that I'm done writing this post I'm thinking I might be better off just going straight to Santa Claus for this one...

    Thanks!

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    dd or any of its clones can take a copy of an entire hard drive, though Im presuming you were after something easier with features like only backing up used sectors. Have a look at Clonezilla.
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    You could always use acronis or ghost to clone the hard drive. Another option may be using a raid 1 (mirror) setup.

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    @ lupin

    You rock my friend...thanks for the info.

    the 'dd' command will be a great thing to learn, but you're right Clonezilla looks like a good place to start for someone of lesser skill (me!).

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