Provided by: partimage_0.6.8-2.2_i386 bug


       partimage - back up and restore disk partitions


       partimage    [    -bcdehimMnoSvwy    ]   [-B 'pattern response string']
       [-z compresslevel]   [-V volumesize]    [-f actionatend]    [-s server]
       [-p port] [-a mountoptions] [-U username] [-P password] [-g loglevel] [
       save device image_file ]
       partimage   [    -bcdehimMnoSvwy    ]    [-B 'pattern response string']
       [-z compresslevel]    [-V volumesize]    [-f actionatend]   [-s server]
       [-p port] [-a mountoptions] [-U username] [-P password] [-g loglevel] [
       restore device image_file/'stdin' ]
       partimage [ restmbr image_file ]
       partimage [ imginfo image_file ]


       partimage backs up disk partitions into image files and restores them.


       -z val, --compress val
              Set image file compression level:
              val=0: don't compress: very fast but very big image file
              val=1: compress using gzip: fast and small image file (default)
              val=2: compress using bzip2: very slow and very small image file

       -c, --nocheck
              Don't check the partition before saving.

       -o, --overwrite
              Overwrite the existing image file without confirmation.

       -d, --nodesc
              Don't ask any description for the image file.

       -V vol, --volume vol
              Split image into multiple volumes files. vol will be the size in
              KB of volumes.

       -w, --waitvol
              Wait for a confirmation after each volume change.

       -e, --erase
              Erase empty blocks on restore with zero bytes.

       -m, --allowmnt
              Don't fail if the partition is mounted. Dangerous!

       -M, --nombr
              Don't create a backup of the MBR (Mast Boot Record) in the image

       -h, --help
              Show help.

       -v, --version
              Show version.

       -f action, --finish action
              Action to do if finished successfully:
              action=0: wait (do nothing)
              action=1: halt (power off the computer)
              action=2: reboot (restart the computer)
              action=3: quit

       -b, --batch
              batch mode: the GUI won't wait for an user action.

       -B 'pattern response string', --fully-batch 'pattern response string'
              full  batch  mode: the GUI is not being displayed. Rather status
              messages are displayed as normal  text.   The  pattern  response
              string has the following format:
              where  the  glob  pattern is matched against the string <window-
              title>/<message-text>  of  the  message  dialogue  box   to   be
              displayed.  For  dialog  boxes  with  buttons in the window, the
              <response> must be the exact button text.  The pattern  response
              string usually needs to be quoted as above.

       -y, --nosync
              Don't  synchronize  the  disks  at  the  end  of  the operation.

       -s addr, --server addr
              Give partimaged server's ip address.

       -p port, --port port
              Give partimaged server's listening port.

       -g debuglevel, --debug debuglevel
              Set the debug level to debuglevel (defaults to 1).

       -n, --nossl
              Disable SSL in network mode.

       -S, --simulate
              Simulation of restoration mode.

       -a str, --automnt str
              Automatic mount with X options. Read the doc for more details.

       -U name, --username=name
              Username to authenticate to partimage server.

       -P pass, --password=pass
              Password for authentication of user to partimage server.


       partimage -z1 -o -d save /dev/hda12 /mnt/backup/redhat-6.2.partimg.gz
       partimage -z1 -om save /dev/hda9 /mnt/backup/win95-osr2.partimg.gz
       partimage restore /dev/hda13 /mnt/backup/suse-6.4.partimg
       cat debian.partimg.000 debian.partimg.001 | partimage restore /dev/hda1
       partimage restmbr /mnt/backup/debian-potato-2.2.partimg.bz2
       partimage imginfo /mnt/backup/debian-potato-2.2.partimg.bz2




       You can read options set at compile time running 'partimage -i'.

       When using batchmode, exit status is normaly 0.


       Supported  file  systems:  Ext2/3,  Reiser3,  FAT16/32, HPFS, JFS, XFS,
       UFS(beta), HFS(beta), NTFS(experimental)

       FAT12 will never be supported.


       Refer to BUGS file to read them.


       Franck Ladurelle <>
       Francois Dupoux  <>