Creating an Automated Clonezilla Boot Disk, to Save to a Network Server.

2014-06-25
2014-06-30
  • Dustin Goodale

    Dustin Goodale - 2014-06-25

    I am new to clonezilla, and was wondering if someone could tell me exactly how to go about this. I know there are two files to edit called syslinux.cfg, and isolinux.cfg. I want to have multiple boot disks, so I can run 5-10 backups at a time. So probably the ISO version would be best. I have found sources that say to do this, but I have had no luck so far. All I want to do is edit those files so it automatically goes through the imaging process for me, and saves an image on my local server. This does not seem that weird, and with 80+ computers in the company it would be nice to make this process as straight forward as possible, eliminating wasted time.

    Thanks for the help!
    --Dustin

     
  • Steven Shiau

    Steven Shiau - 2014-06-30

    It's easier if you can use USB flash drive to do that, and you can pre-seed all the steps in syslinux.cfg.
    You can refer to this example:
    http://clonezilla.org/show-live-doc-content.php?topic=clonezilla-live/doc/05_Preseed_options_to_do_job_after_booting
    and the file
    /usr/share/drbl/samples/gen-rec-usb
    after you boot Clonezilla live.

    BTW, use "toram" boot parameter, you can unplug the USB flash drive after booting. This parameter will copy all the files on USB flash drive to RAM. Of course, if your image is in the USB flash drive, it's not recommended to use it because it might take long time to copy that, and your RAM size might not big enough.

    Steven.

     

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