Donnerstag, 23. Mai 2013

Clonezilla workshop

by Steven Shiau (NCHC), Jazz Yao-Tsung Wang (NCHC), Ceasar Sun (NCHC), Yu-Chin Tsai (NCHC)

Thursday, 23.05.2013, Weimar 5, 16:00-17:30 Uhr

Part of the routine work for a system administrator is to do system deployment or recovery. Clonezilla is designed for this scenario, and is licensed under GPL. It is similar to Symantec Ghost or Acronis True Image. The file systems supported by Clonezilla are: (1) ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, reiser4, xfs, jfs of GNU/Linux (2) FAT, NTFS of MS Windows (3) HFS+ of Mac OS (4) UFS2 of BSD (5) VMFS3 and VMFS5 of VMware ESX Therefore you can image or clone GNU/Linux, MS windows, Intel-based Mac OS, FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD, and VMware ESX. LVM2 and hardware RAID device is supported, too. Two types of Clonezilla are available, Clonezilla live and Clonezilla SE (Server Edition). Clonezilla live is suitable for single machine backup and restore. While Clonezilla SE is for massive deployment, it can restore many computers simultaneously. Clonezilla is not only for a newbie system administrator, but also for a veteran. This 2-hour workshop will cover some of the scenarios which an administrator might need, and we will use slides and virtual machine to do the live demonstration. The scenarios will include (1) Disk image saving and restoring (2) Disk cloning (3) Unattended recovery CD or USB flash drive (4) Unattended recovery with an file server (Samba server, ssh server, or NFS server) (5) Pre-process and post-process when restoring a system (6) A customized live CD for remote troubleshooting (7) Serial console and PXE booting usage (8) Massively creating bootable USB flash drives on a single machine.


About the author Steven Shiau:

Steven Shiau is a researcher at the NCHC (National Center for High-performance Computing), Taiwan. While there he wrote parallel and distributed program to simulate plasma. This program formed the basic idea for the future development of the free software DRBL (Diskless Remote Boot in Linux), a rapid deployment software for distributed PC cluster and education environment. With Kuo-Lien Huang, Ceasar Sun, Jazz Wang and Thomas Tsai, he developed another free software "Clonezilla", an open source cloning and imaging system. He is the project leader of the file system imaging tool “Partclone”, and the maintainer of GParted live. He has given more than 70 lessons about DRBL and Clonezilla in Taiwan from 2002, and 7 talks in Libre Software Meeting in France since 2006, one talk in LCA 2010, and one talk in Opensource Bridge 2011, and one talk in Linux Tag 2012. The project DRBL won first place in 'Public Sector Applications' category at the Free Software Contest in France in 2007. He is the division leader of software development technology division at NCHC now, the Chair of the Board of Directors, SLAT (Software Liberty Association of Taiwan) from 2011, and spends most of his time in the development of DRBL, Clonezilla and promoting the use of free software and high-performance computing.

About the author Jazz Yao-Tsung Wang:

Jazz Yao-Tsung Wang is a co-developer of DRBL/Clonezilla team in Free
Software Lab, NCHC, NARL, Taiwan.

Free Software in NCHC mainly develop open source software for
education including DRBL, clonezilla, partclone, Tux2Live, etc.
DRBL/Clonezilla team are one of the winners in Trophees du Libre
competition ( in the category "Public
sector applications".

Natioanl Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC) is the only
supercomputing center in Taiwan. It's a non-profit organization
founded by Taiwan's National Science Council (NSC). Our mission is to
assist researchers on a national level.

His speaking experience includes:

[1] "ClassCloud: switch your PC Classroom into Cloud Testbed", RMLL 2010, 2010-07-07
[2] "Building an Cloud Computing Analysis System for Intrusion
Detection System", Cloud Slam'09, 2009-04-22
[3] "BoF: Clonezilla Hands-On Lab", LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2008,
[4] "Massive Deployment of Kerrighed Virtual SMP Cluster using DRBL",
Open Source Grid and Cluster Conference 2008, 2008-05-16

About the author Ceasar Sun:

Chen-kai (Ceasar) Sun
* Associate Researcher, National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC)
* Cluster Computing and Grid Computing
* Linux Operation System, Open Source Software
* Projects involved : DRBL, Clonezilla, DRBL-winroll, Tux2live

About the author Yu-Chin Tsai:

Thomas Tsai is a free software developer and assistand researcher, works on NCHC(Home::National Center for High-Performance Computing).

DRBL – Diskless Remote Boot in Linux
Clonezilla – A free software disaster recovery, disk cloning and deployment solution.
Partclone – Tool to make partition as image with GPL license.
Tuxboot – The advanced clonezilla_live usb creator modify from Unetbootin
Cloudboot – Cloudboot is a service that allows a PC to boot from cloud resources.
KOHA – An open source library system.