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#1 2010-11-15 02:21:50

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Registered: 2010-11-13
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Clone an Encrypted LVM Arch install?

I never tried this before, so I am completely lost on how to do this, if I can with it being encrypted.

I have Arch x86_64 installed on a 150GB SATA. I have two partitions. One is an ext2 /boot and the second partition is an encrypted LVM.

What I want to do is clone Arch as a back up on 1 300GB SATA and then copy it back to the 150GB one if I ever need to. I know this can be done, but I wasn't sure with the encryption, lvm, etc.

Can something like Clonezilla do this safely? Or is there something better?

Last edited by No (2010-11-15 21:02:29)

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#2 2010-11-15 06:47:27

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Re: Clone an Encrypted LVM Arch install?

Well after doing some searching I am not finding anything. So I am guessing no I can't. It was worth asking anyways.

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#3 2010-11-24 15:11:29

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Re: Clone an Encrypted LVM Arch install?

I see no reason why you could'nt clone the partition like any other. Any sector-specific method (not filesystem-specific) should do it, e.g. "dd if=/dev/sda2 of=backup.img"
Just don't forget the partition layout and boot loader.

ps: there is no need to give up a thread within 1 day of inactivity...

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