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       partclone - The utility for clone and restore a partition.


       partclone.[fstype] {[-c | --clone] [-r | --restore] [-b | --dev-to-dev]}
                          {[-s | --source] source} {[[-o | --output] [-O | --overwrite]] target}
                          [[-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 | --logfile] logfile]


       partclone.[fstype] is a part of Partclone project. 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, FAT and
       EXFAT(for Windows), HFS plus(APPLE MAC OS), UFS2(FreeBSD), VMFS(VMWare Vsphere) and

       All partclone utils could be run like partclone.[fstype] is very smiliar fsck or mkfs. For
       example, for backup/restore hfsplus, just run partclone.hfsp

                  File System             partclone.[fstype]

                  btrfs                   partclone.btrfs
                  ext2, ext3, ext4        partclone.[ext2|ext3|ext4]
                  reiserfs 3.5            partclone.reiserfs
                  reiser 4                partclone.reiser4
                  xfs                     partclone.xfs
                  ufs | ufs2              partclone.ufs
                  jfs                     partclone.jfs
                  hfs plusfs              partclone.[hfs+|hfsplus]
                  vmfs                    partclone.vmfs
                  ntfs                    partclone.ntfs
                  fat12, fat16, fat32     partclone.[fat12|fat16|fat32]
                  exfat                   partclone.exfat
                  minix                   partclone.minix
                  f2fs                    partclone.f2fs
                  nilfs2                  partclone.nilfs2


       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. Normally, 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. Normally, 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.

       -D, --domain
           Create GNU Ddrescue domain log file from source device. This is a human readable file
           in which + marks used block areas and ? marks free areas.

           Add X (in bytes) to all positions reported in the domain log 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, --ncurses
           Using Ncurses Text User Interface.

       -X, --dialog
           Output message as Dialog Format.

       -I, --ignore_fschk
           Ignore filesystem check.

           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.


           The log file of partclone


            clone /dev/hda1 to hda1.img and display debug information.
              partclone.ext3 -c -d -s /dev/hda1 -o hda1.img

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

            restore image from clonezilla(split, gzip,) with stdin source
              cat sda1.ext3-ptcl-img.gz.a* | gunzip -c | partclone.ext3 -d -r -s - -o /dev/sda1


       The following diagnostics may be issued on stderr:

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

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


       Report bugs to or

       You can get support at


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


       Yu-Chin Tsai <>


       Copyright © 2007 Yu-Chin Tsai

       This manual page was written for the Debian system (and may be used by others).

       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or (at your option) any later version published
       by the Free Software Foundation.

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in