Comments for Partition Image

10 Jul 2003 11:23 scribbler

Fantastic
Partition Image is a fantastic free alternative to the commercial Norton Ghost. Using the KNOPPIX live ISO, I was able to fully back up my Windows hard drive (FAT32), purposely destroy it using deltree, and fully restore it, without a single hitch from the program itself.

If I had to find a fault with the software, I'd have to say it's a little slow backing up/restoring. But that, to be honest is probably not a fault with the program. After all, it was a 2Gb FAT32 partition, and an hour either way to backup/restore the compressed data is a lot easier than having to install Windoze from scratch. The built-in functionality to compress the backup files works like a charm, it compressed those 2Gb's down to about 1.3Gb, easily enough space to fit onto CD.

It took an hour to back up a 10Gb ReiserFS partition on another machine without any compression. And considering the age/speed of the machine, this is totally adequate.

Overall, a fantastic program, and one I'm going to use a lot.

09 Jul 2003 16:58 jrjohns3

Re: brilliant - beats ghost

> like a lot of people ive got at least
> one dual boot system, with a mix of
> linux/ntfs partitions. ive also got an
> external usb drive. ghost couldnt use
> it, this app let me create images of all
> my partitions in no time at all directly
> to the usb drive.
> it was just so easy to backup to the usb
> drive compared with ghost!!
>
> but more importantly, it worked, i
> deleted a few files
> on several partitions and it restored
> the partitions
> effortlessly. i only came
> ´unstuck´ when i reduced the
>
> size of one 6gb partition by 200mb, it
> wouldnt attempt to restore from the
> image file.
>
> installing the static rpm was a breeze,
> the gui didnt work
> but the web page carries that warning,
> so after the first error with it, i
> stopped bothering.
>
> this is a damn good app and well worth
> the look for any home hacker or
> technician who usually carries a copy of
> ghost in the tool kit.


It almost sounds too good to be true. I will have to check it out! Jake@plutoid.com (http://www.plutoid.com)

20 Apr 2003 03:58 winsurfn

brilliant - beats ghost
like a lot of people ive got at least one dual boot system, with a mix of linux/ntfs partitions. ive also got an external usb drive. ghost couldnt use it, this app let me create images of all my partitions in no time at all directly to the usb drive.
it was just so easy to backup to the usb drive compared with ghost!!

but more importantly, it worked, i deleted a few files
on several partitions and it restored the partitions
effortlessly. i only came ´unstuck´ when i reduced the
size of one 6gb partition by 200mb, it wouldnt attempt to restore from the image file.

installing the static rpm was a breeze, the gui didnt work
but the web page carries that warning, so after the first error with it, i stopped bothering.

this is a damn good app and well worth the look for any home hacker or technician who usually carries a copy of ghost in the tool kit.

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