partclone.imager man page

partclone.imager — unsupported file system backup utility.(like `dd` )

Synopsis

partclone.imager {[-c | --clone] [-r | --restore] [-b | --dev-to-dev]} {{-s | --sourcesource} {{-o | --output} [-O | --overwritetarget} [-dX | --debug=X] [--restore_raw_file] [-z | --buffer_size] [-N | --ncurses] [-q | --quiet] [-f | --UI-fresh] [-F | --force] [-I | --ignore_fschk] [--ignore_crc] [-X | --dialog] [-C | --nocheck] [-R | --rescue] [{-L | --logfilelogfile]

Description

partclone.imager is a part of Partclone project to clone unsupported file system with dd method. It will backup all block from partition. Partclone provide utilities to backup used blocks and design for higher compatibility of the file system by using existing library, e.g. e2fslibs is used to read the used block of ext2 partition.

Partclone supported file system include btrfs, ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, reiser4, xfs and jfs for LINUX. Also support some non-linux operation system, ex: NTFS and FAT (for Windows), HFS plus(APPLE MAC OS), UFS2(FreeBSD), VMFS(VMWare Vsphere). All partclone utils could be run like partclone.xxx is very smiliar fsck or mkfs. For example, for backup/restore hfsplus, just run partclone.hfsp.

Options

The program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

-s FILE, --source FILE

Source FILE. The FILE could be a image file(made by partclone) or device depend on your action. Normanly, backup source is device, restore source is image file.

Receving data from pipe line is supported ONLY for restoring, just ignore -s option or use '-' means receive data from stdin.

-o FILE, --output FILE

Output FILE. The FILE could be a image file(partclone will generate) or device depend on your action. Normanly, backup output to image file and restore output to device.

Sending data to pipe line is also supported ONLY for back-up, just ignore -o option or use '-' means send data to stdout.

-O FILE, --overwrite FILE

Overwrite FILE, overwriting if exists.

-c, --clone

Save partition to the special image format.

-r, --restore

Restore partition from the special image format.

-b, --dev-to-dev

Local device to device copy on-the-fly, source and output both are device.

--restore_raw_file

Creating special raw file for loop device.

-l FILE, --logfile FILE

put special path to record partclone log information.(default /var/log/partclone.log)

-R, --rescue

Continue after disk read errors.

-C, --no_check

Don't check device size and free space.

-N, --ncurse

Using Ncurses Text User Interface.

-X, --dialog

Output message as Dialog Format.

-I, --ignore_fschk

Ignore filesystem check.

--ignore_crc

Ignore crc check error.

-F, --force

Force progress.

-f sec, --UI-fresh sec

put special second to different interval.

-z size, --buffer_size size

Read/write buffer size (default: 1048576)

-q, --quiet

Disable progress message.

-dlevel, --debug level

Set the debug level [1|2|3]

-h, --help

Show summary of options.

-v, --version

Show version of program.

Files

/var/log/partclone.log

The log file of partclone.imager

Examples

 clone /dev/hda1 to hda1.dd.img and display debug information.
   partclone.dd -c -d -s /dev/hda1 -o hda1.dd.img

 restore /dev/hda1 from hda1.dd.img and display debug information.
   partclone.dd -r -d -s hda1.dd.img -o /dev/hda1

Diagnostics

The following diagnostics may be issued on stderr:

partclone.imager provides some return codes, that can be used in scripts:

Code Diagnostic
0 Program exited successfully.
1 Clone or Restore seem failed.

Bugs

Report bugs to thomas@nchc.org.tw or http://partclone.org.

You can get support at http://partclone.org

See Also

partclone(8), partclone.chkimg(8), partclone.restore(8), partclone.dd(8), partclone.info(8)

Author

Yu-Chin Tsai <thomas@nchc.org.tw>

Info

01/10/2017 partclone.imager Partclone User Manual