As I’m converting all my laptop drives from plain old ext4 to luks, I was wondering…
Has anyone did a Clonezilla on a luks drive, and, were you able to pull off a restore?
My fist thought is this: it could clone the LVM, but not sure what happens to the underlying partitions, therefore, not really doing anything at all.
Perhaps this might help, I haven’t done any of this myself, only the plain Clonezilla backup. Obviously some variables have to be adjusted to your own situation:
This is a great find! It looks promising but man, if it fails… lol, lots of work to rebuild.
I have become too dependant on the quickness of Clonezilla but moving to luks, up front, appears to introduce more work in the backup/rebuild flow.
Yeah, if it fails… Preferably I’d decrypt it, backup and restore and then encrypt again. As you probably have read the restore process of an encrypted image also takes a lot of time. Perhaps worth considering?
@Chris I’ve been using Luks with ext4 and now btrfs for years. Never used in tandom with clonezilla though. I back my important stuff to next cloud and need to back up my dots. Restore for me is just a resync with nextcloud and todo:dotfiles, then everything I want from “pacman -Qe” on a new install.
I agree - something much like you are saying seems to be the best option at this point.
And you are 100% right, as long as you have some mechanism that installs all the apps for you (in your case with pacman) and with Debian, there’s apt-clone.
I do use both when doing a complete rebuild depending on what system I rebuild, and it speeds thing up tremendously.