G4L is a hard disk and partition imaging and cloning tool. The created images are optionally compressed and transferred to an FTP server or cloned locally. CIFS(Windows), SSHFS and NFS support included, and udpcast and fsarchiver options. .
GPT partition support was added in version 0.41.
Backing up Windows partitions requires the use of a bootable G4L CD or running g4l via grub4dos..
- Raw compressed images of Disks or Partitions
- Create Images to ftp server, or sshfs, or windows cifs or nfs or local device
- Create NTFSCLONE compressed Images
- memtest to confirm good ram
- Hardware Detection Tool (HDT)
It worked perfectly with RHEL....will it work with Ubuntu and Solaris10 x86?
g4l is fast and easy to use
I'm in process of using it now. In this day of visual feedback, sometimes the non-feedback software can leave one a bit "what's going on? anything?" but apart from that, it is clean and works a treat. I'm using it atm just to do a simple clone of a disk I want to replace with a larger, newer one. Annnnnd... boots just fine... all good! I did appreciate that the target disk information included user-recognisable stuff: the second drive in the machine is identical to the newest one, and so all the drive parameter information was useless in allowing me to identify which one it was: however, the Drive Name was there, which prevented me from over-writing the other terrabyte drive. Would not have been good!