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Bare Metal Backups with Clonezilla

  • Episode 179
  • February 22, 2011

Robbie uses the free Clonezilla tool to create a full backup of your entire hard drive.

Drawbot, while exciting, is not always without bugs. Two Pogoplugs will be given away in the chat room next Tuesday night.
This episode is sponsored in part by: Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd present in studio, Bekah Ferguson joins via pre-recorded news.
  • The Category5.TV Viewer Poll.
  • Viewer Testimonials.
  • Why the Newsroom segments are [currently] low quality compared to the rest of the show.
  • Category5.TV on the Roku - it's coming.
  • Viewer Question: Where can I get the Perfectbuntu script?
  • Viewer Question: When I use Cheesecam to record a video, it saves as Ogg Video. What are your recommendations for converting it to another format for use with other programs in Ubuntu Linux?{code}mencoder out.ogv -ovc xvid -oac mp3lame -xvidencopts pass=1 -o test.avi{/code}
  • Viewer Question: I have several computers on my network. Should I have a firewall installed on each computer, or is my router's firewall sufficient?
  • Viewer Comment: Here is a site that might be useful for Ubuntu users:
  • Viewer Question: I'm watching Episode 97 (I know, it's been a while). What was the result for your looking for a redundant storage solution for Category5 TV?
  • Viewer Question: I'm trying to get Compiz running in VirtualBox. [This URL] is as close to my problem as I've found. Is there any way you've found to get Compiz working in VirtualBox?
  • Top stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Eric found an honest machanic.
  • Feature: Using Clonezilla to create a complete image of your entire hard drive for disaster recovery, or even multicast installation over a network.
  • Picking which version of Clonezilla to download.
  • Windows wants to restart Robbie's computer.
  • Robbie creates a test file which we'll use next week to test the successful restoration of the hard drive.
  • Booting Clonezilla from CD.
  • Robbie created a Windows file share on a server to save the Clonezilla image to.
  • Running Clonezilla to image your hard drive to a Samba network share.
  • Win Wirecast 4 - Robbie tells how to qualify for this $450 broadcast software giveaway.
  • RingerWraps and Eric.
  • Christy joins the guys in studio.
  • Everything goes downhill and the weather takes over. (Eric's really into this!)

Links to Relevant Web Sites:

  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Eric Kidd



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