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Restoring from a Bare Metal Backup with Clonezilla

  • Episode 180
  • March 1, 2011
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Robbie uses the free Clonezilla tool to restore a full backup of your entire hard drive, bringing your computer back to its previous state, including the drive's data and files.

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.
  • Welcome to our new registered viewers.
  • Viewer Question: I can't play original DVDs on my Debian computer. I get the error "Error cracking CSS key for /VIDEO_TS". It works on Windows. How can I get this going on Linux?
  • The region specific nature of DVDs and why Robbie thinks it should be obsoleted.
  • Viewer Question: Do you have a mechanism for fans such as myself to receive notices by email when a new episode of Category5 TV is posted online?
  • Viewer Comment: Your monitor is cut off. You should put your arm out there, Eric.
  • The new Category5 TV mobile viewer is available now and so far has been tested to be compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Galaxy S, HTC Desire, Nexus One and BlackBerry. Thank you to shamelsmith for the video.
  • Viewer Question: Do you have to be mindful of your data plan when using the Category5 TV mobile viewer?
  • Eric's BlackBerry is talking to him in a British accent.
  • Viewer Question: Will Canada join the dark side and spell colour "color"?
  • Top stories from the Category5.TV newsroom.
  • Feature: Restoring our Clonezilla image to our computer's hard drive.
  • Robbie corrupts some of the data on Windows and demonstrates how Clonezilla brings everything back to the state the system was in when the image was created.
  • Robbie connects to the samba share which houses the Clonezilla image of his hard drive, and begins restoring it back to the computer.
  • Understanding the risks (and how to minimize them) of restoring an image to your hard drive.
  • Eric's Question: Can Clonezilla backup our Mac hard drive?
  • Why Clonezilla is able to backup all your operating systems in (for example) a dual-boot environment.
  • Viewer Comment: I found Category5 over the weekend, and am excited to go through the old episodes and get caught up. Great work!
  • Product Giveaway: Category5 TV gives away two Pogoplug cloud storage devices. Robbie explains a bit of what the Pogoplug gives you.
  • Congratulations to blakkheim and invinciblemutant who won themselves a Pogoplug pro tonight!
  • Eric's Comment: I suppose you could use your Pogoplug as a device for your Pogoplug.
  • Using Active Sync to make your Pogoplug ultra-redundant for backups.
  • Win a free copy of Wirecast 4 - Robbie explains how you can qualify. This is the last week to qualify!
  • Eric dreamed of RingerWraps.
  • Upon successful restoration of your Clonezilla image, the computer reboots into the fixed OS.

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

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