Backup system disk to image trough Windows?

    • Backup system disk to image trough Windows?

      Hi,

      I know there is a Clonezilla backup plugin in OMV. But I don't have any graphic-card or screen for my NAS.
      Can i pull out the system disk, hook it up to my Windows 10 computer via SATA and clone an .img file from the complete system disk?

      I want to save an .img file to be able to restore if something happens.

      Thank you very much!
    • As Subzero says, you can boot Clonezilla on your NAS and then access it via SSH (using Putty for example).
      Then log in and execute:

      Source Code

      1. sudo clonezilla
      as the backup plugin suggests.
      DISCLAIMER: :!: I'm not a native English speaker, I'm sorry if I don't explain as good as you would want. :!:

      My NAS:
      Always the latest OMV Erasmus running on an AMD Sempron 3850 @1.3GHz with 4.9.0 Backports Kernel
      with 120GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO for OpenMediaVault & 2x500GB Primary Data HDD + 1TB Secondary HDD for Backup & 2TB USB 3.0 External HDD for offline backup

      Plugin list:
      Flash Memory, Locate, OMV-Extras.org, RSnapshot, Sensors, Syncthing, SMB/CIFS, SSH, USB Backup
      _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      The Schrödinger's code is that one which is going to work and it's full of bugs at the same time; until you test it, you won't be able to determine it.
    • joq3 wrote:

      Hi,

      Can i pull out the system disk, hook it up to my Windows 10 computer via SATA and clone an .img file from the complete system disk?

      Yes you can, just make sure you copy the boot sector with the imaging software, also you would want to make sure that the boot loader is actually on the disk you are cloning and not another disk attached to your server
    • marchi84 wrote:

      joq3 wrote:

      Hi,

      Can i pull out the system disk, hook it up to my Windows 10 computer via SATA and clone an .img file from the complete system disk?

      Yes you can, just make sure you copy the boot sector with the imaging software, also you would want to make sure that the boot loader is actually on the disk you are cloning and not another disk attached to your server


      Nevertheless it's easier to clone it via CLI using Clonezilla. You don't need to open the box and you neither have to be careful. Just clone all the system disk to another disk and you're ready to go.
      DISCLAIMER: :!: I'm not a native English speaker, I'm sorry if I don't explain as good as you would want. :!:

      My NAS:
      Always the latest OMV Erasmus running on an AMD Sempron 3850 @1.3GHz with 4.9.0 Backports Kernel
      with 120GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO for OpenMediaVault & 2x500GB Primary Data HDD + 1TB Secondary HDD for Backup & 2TB USB 3.0 External HDD for offline backup

      Plugin list:
      Flash Memory, Locate, OMV-Extras.org, RSnapshot, Sensors, Syncthing, SMB/CIFS, SSH, USB Backup
      _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      The Schrödinger's code is that one which is going to work and it's full of bugs at the same time; until you test it, you won't be able to determine it.