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       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 file.

       -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. Dangerous!

       -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 stdin
       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),

       FAT12 will never be supported.


       Refer to BUGS file to read them.


       Franck Ladurelle <>
       Francois Dupoux  <>