[Techtalk] Recovery CDs and partimage/mondo

Carlo Hamalainen ch at uqconnect.net
Mon Aug 25 13:29:19 EST 2003


A few days ago some people were talking about using Mondo to make their
own recovery CDs of, say, Windows XP partitions.

I found that Partimage did a great job of backing up my NTFS partition.
A 10Gb partition with 4Gb of data became about 2Gb of image files. Even
though NTFS support is experimental, it worked perfectly. It does many
other types of partitions too.

Mondo (at least the versions I found) were not able to skip empty blocks
and ended up producing huge images, which isn't convenient for burning
to CDRWs.

-- Carlo

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