Although the dd command is a great option for creating images of partitions, it creates a bit-by-bit copy so that it also copies empty space, making your partition large and slow to create. Partimage has the advantage of only copying your data to the image. This is good news in terms of time but also it reduces network resources if you transfer the image across the network to a network backup device. Partimage provides several options in terms of compression including gzip and bzip2 for best compression and restoration options. There are two components of Partimage, the client that can either create a backup image and store it locally or send the image across the network to a backup server.

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