Free/OSS Hard Drive Image/Recovery Software

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Disk Imaging
Linux
Microsoft Windows
Open source software
I'm looking for free, preferably Open Source software that will allow one to create an image of a hard drive that can be restored later without the use of a pre-installed OS. I know of tools like CloneZilla, PartImage et cetera, however none of those provide me my key: Spanning of DVDs or CDs, instead of an external hard drive/NAS as a backup median. For comparison, the software used before was PC Angel. Just because I know the above is probably jumbled and confusing, here's a list of what I need, if any of you know of this kind of software: Hard Disk Imaging Software: 1. Free, OSS is a plus. 2. Create Recovery-type media. 3. No pre-installed OS required for recovery of drive. 4. Ability to burn to discs, span CDs/DVDs.

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you can try this g4u-2.1.iso
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The dd command on linux may do what you are looking for. It would be something like:
<pre>
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/dev/yourdiskpartition bs=512 conv=sync,notrunc
</pre>

DD is cool, but for damaged sectors you are better off with ddrescue (gddrescue in ubuntu).

Personally I use <a href=”http://www.fogproject.org/”>fog</a>. Perfect if you ask me.

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  • DanBubis
    You could try PING (Partimage Is Not Ghost) at http://ping.windowsdream.com/. It sounds like it meats all of your requirements and it is pretty simple to use.
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