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Full Disk Backup and Restoration by Clonezilla

    • Updated:
    • 23 Jun 2015
    • Product/Version:
    • Endpoint Encryption 3.1 Full Disk Encrypti
    • Endpoint Encryption 5.0
    • Platform:
    • Windows 7 32-bit
    • Windows 7 64-bit
    • Windows 8 32-bit
    • Windows 8 64-bit
    • Windows XP SP3 32-bit
Summary

This article shows how to use Clonezilla to create a backup image of an encrypted drive as well as restoring from a backup image.

Clonezilla is a free and open source software for disk imaging and cloning. The introduction and features of Clonezilla can be found at the web site of Clonezilla.

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  1. Download the iso file of Clonezilla at the URL. To support all CPU, choose the i486 as CPU architecture.
  2. Burn the iso file into CD/DVD with any burning program. The CD is used to boot the machine to back up full disk data. Some machines comes without a CD/DVD drive. In this case, a USB flash drive is the best way to boot Clonezilla live.

    Follow the steps on the article below to make a bootable Clonezilla live USB flash drive:

    http://clonezilla.org/liveusb.php

  1. Prepare the USB hard disk with enough free disk space. The free disk space should be larger than the full disk size that will be backed up later.
  2. Boot the machine by the Clonezilla live CD/USB and choose Clonezilla live (Default setting, VGA 800x600).
  3. Select the language then select Don't touch keymap.
  4. Start Clonezilla and select Device-image work with disks or partitions using images.
  5. Select local_dev Use local device (E.g.: hard drive, USB drive), follow the instruction to insert the USB device.
  6. Select the right disk and choose the directory inside that disk to save the image.
  7. Review the size of /home/partimag. It should be the size of disk to save the image. Then choose Beginner mode.
  8. Select Savedisk Save_local_disk_as_an_image and input the name for the saved image.
  9. Select the disk as source for full disk back up. Choose Skip checking/repairing source file system.
  10. Select Yes, check the saved image and click OK to continue.
  11. Review the information (the disk size should be correct) and input “Y” to continue. Wait the backup procedure is completed.
  12. Follow the instruction to power off system to complete the full disk backup and unplug the USB hard disk to keep the backup data safe.
  1. Connect the USB hard disk which contains the backup data for restoration.
  2. Boot the machine by the Clonezilla live CD and choose Clonezilla live (Default setting, VGA 800x600).
  3. Select the language then select Don't touch the keymap.
  4. Start Clonezilla and select device-image work with disks or partitions using images.
  5. Select local_dev Use local device (E.g.: hard drive, USB drive), follow the instruction to insert the USB device if USB hard disk is not connected.
  6. Select the right disk and choose the directory inside that disk to read the image.
  7. Review the size of /home/partimag . It should be the size of disk that contain the image for restoration. Then choose Beginner mode.
  8. Select restoredisk Restore_an_image_to_local_diskand choose the right image file to restore.
  9. Choose the target disk to restore the data and press OK to continue.
  10. Review the information of target disk and press “Y”twice to proceed the restoration if it is correct.
  11. Wait the backup procedure is completed.
  12. Press OK to continue or select Power off to shut down the machine.
  13. Remove the Clonezilla CD and press OK to power off the machine to complete the disk restoration.
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