• Disk imaging

last modified June 26, 2013 by strypey

From the GParted homepage: 

CAUTION:  Creating a whole disk or partition image backup is recommended before you resize or move a partition. Some free software (GPL) disk and partition image tools are available:

Clonezilla,   FSArchiver,   G4L,   g4u,   gnetic,   Partimage,   Partclone.

Note from Strypey: I've never actually gone to the trouble of doing this. I tend to make sure all crucial data is backup up using a USB drive of some kind, and hope for the best. So far, so good. That said, I do tend to take a few precautions before resizing Windows NTFS partitions, such a performing a disk clean-up and defrag before resizing.