This is a complete backup of all partitions minus home from a LACIE NETWORK SPACE (first)
Firmware version is 1.1.10
You can restore these images to a new or empty drive and use it in your NAS, perfect for hard disk failures e.t.c.
The home partition (sdX2) isn't on the images so you have to create them manually accordingly to the disk size.Instructions for restoring image:
UnTAR as usual (in windows you can use 7-zip.org, winzip, winrar etc...)
Software needed: Clonezilla http://clonezilla.org/
. Download the ISO and burn a CD or create USB flash drive for booting with.
Copy the image folder to a easy findable folder on your hard disk (C:\lacie)
Connect the empty disk to your PC (S-ATA or USB adapter..)
Boot from the Clonezilla CD and:
- Select Language > Start > device-image > local_dev >
- Select you system partition where image files are located
(C: but you will see sda1 or something, look at the disk manufacturer and available space)
- Select folder (C:\lacie in this case) > beginner mode > restore disk >
- Select backup (only one should appear in c:\lacie folder)
- Select disk to OVERWRITE, you have to be very careful at this point as you will overwrite
the selected disk, verify disk manufacturer, serial number and space before progressing.
- Answer the confirmations and wait until restoration completes
- After completion, press ENTER and select option (2) Command prompt
Now we have to create the home or data partition on the free disk space on the disk:
- Enter these commands:
- Search for the lacie hard disk, for example /dev/sdg
- Create the new partition on this disk:
- Select free space at the end and create a new PRIMARY partition, Write and Quit
- Format the created partition with vfat (replace sdg2 with the correct partition in your case):
That's it, you can now turn off the machine and connect the new disk to your lacie NAS, but there is one step you should do before using it, re-FORMAT the data partition inside the management WEB in the Disk section. Lacie use XFS filesystem on this NAS, but directly creating the XFS partition from within linux with mkfs.xfs didn't work for me, the NAS didn't recognize the partition so I first format to vfat and then within the WEB to XFS.
I´ve tested this with a 160GB drive and a 500GB one, don´t know if it work with bigger drives but possibly it will, try it !
Hope this helps somebody,