Comments: Backing up your data: the computer owner's prime directive

I've always been a big fan of partimage (which clonezilla is based on). But clonezilla & partimage both suffer from the same trouble -- a dense user interface that puts off alot of people, even experienced users.

We created a graphical wrapper to make creating bare metal backups easier. We called our tool Kleo. It's a wizard interface that walks you through the backup process, even mounting remote network shares if you'd like to send backups to a server.

Kleo is bundled with our LiveCD project, the Carroll-Net Server Recovery Kit. Both are free for any use.

http://www.kleobackup.net

Posted by Jim C. at February 10, 2010 04:06 PM

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Posted by solar energy facts at February 11, 2010 05:56 PM

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Posted by Daphne at February 12, 2010 07:26 PM

I don't want a ghost image. I just want a backup with incrementals of my data. Any suggestions? The stuff that comes with the external drives sucks and doesn't restore incrementals properly. The other stuff I looked at on-line is all 'all or nothing'. Yes I'm willing to pay money but nothing seems to do what I would really like. Again, any suggestions?

Posted by vw bug at February 13, 2010 10:52 AM

Daphne,

Any time. However, I'm not certain that we live that close, physically anyway.

Val,

Incremental backups? I assume that you want just data ans such. Online services like Carbonite are pretty good in that regard. One full backup followed by incremental scheduled backups. However, if you want to do it... hmm. I back up my data, too, but the full image has been a godsend. I hate trying to reinstall and update everything. Let me noodle on it and I'll get back to you with my recommendations.

Jim C.,

Thanks. I and some of my geeky friends will check it out. If we like it, I'll definitely post an update about it. I'm always on the lookout for more and better tools.

Posted by physics geek at February 14, 2010 05:00 PM

No worries.

vw bg -- You might want to check out rsync. It has alot of great features, and of course it's open source.

Jim C.

Posted by Jim C. at February 17, 2010 10:55 PM