partimage - backup partitions into a compressed image file

Distribution: Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: partimage
Package version: 0.6.8
Package release: 2.2
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 885 B
Download size: 282.37 KB
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Partition Image is a partition imaging utility. It has support for the following file systems: * Ext2/3, the Linux standard * ReiserFS, a journalised and powerful file system * FAT16/32, DOS and Windows file systems * HPFS, IBM OS/2 file system * JFS, journalised file system, from IBM, used on AIX * XFS, another journalised and efficient file system, from SGI, used on Irix * UFS (beta), Unix file system * HFS (beta), MacOS File system * NTFS (experimental), Windows NT, 2000 and XP Only used blocks are copied and stored into an image file. The image file can be compressed in the GZIP/BZIP2 formats to save disk space, and split into multiple files to be copied onto removable media (ZIP for example), burned on a CD-R, etc. This makes it possible to save a full Linux/Windows system with a single operation. In case of a problem (virus, crash, error, etc.), you just have to restore, and after several minutes, your entire system is restored (boot, files, etc.), and fully working. This is very useful when installing the same software on many machines: just install one of them, create an image, and restore the image on all other machines.



  • partimage-doc <= 20020126-6
  • partimage-server << 0.6.0


    Source package: partimage

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install partimage deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install partimage


    • /usr/sbin/partimage
    • /usr/share/doc/partimage/AUTHORS
    • /usr/share/doc/partimage/BUGS
    • /usr/share/doc/partimage/README
    • /usr/share/doc/partimage/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/partimage/THANKS
    • /usr/share/doc/partimage/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/partimage/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/partimage/copyright
    • /usr/share/locale/da/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/es/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/eu/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/fi/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/gl/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/it/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/nl/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/pl/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/pt/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/sk/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/man/man1/partimage.1.gz


    2012-03-27 - Mònica Ramírez Arceda <> partimage (0.6.8-2.2) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * debian/patches/03-ftbfs-zlib.patch: Fix FTBFS errors: "cannot convert 'gzFile_s**' to 'gzFile' for argument '1'". (Closes: #662596)

    2011-11-18 - Simon Paillard <> partimage (0.6.8-2.1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * Fix FTBFS -Werror=format-security (Closes: #643453)

    2011-04-03 - Michael Biebl <> partimage (0.6.8-2) unstable; urgency=low * Bump debhelper compatibility level to 8. * Switch to dpkg source format 3.0 (quilt) - Add debian/source/format. - Drop Build-Depends on quilt. - Remove /usr/share/cdbs/1/rules/ from debian/rules. * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1. No further changes. * debian/patches/01-openssl.patch - Fix build failure when compiling against libssl-dev (>= 1.0.0). The Debian openssl package has dropped SSL2 support. * Update db-utils versions for partimaged-passwd, current default is 5.1.

    2009-09-25 - Michael Biebl <> partimage (0.6.8-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * Use set -e instead of #!/bin/sh -e for all maintainer scripts. * debian/patches/01-gcc4.3-includes.patch - Removed, merged upstream. * Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.3. Add README.source which refers to the quilt patch management documentation. * Update list of db-util versions, make db4.7-util the recommended one.

    2009-04-08 - Michael Biebl <> partimage (0.6.7-2) unstable; urgency=low * debian/control - Add {misc:Depends} to all binary packages. - Wrap Build-Depends. - Remove -1 revision from e2fslibs-dev Build-Depends. - Bump Build-Depends on debhelper to (>= 7). - Bump Depends on lsb-base to (>= 3.2-14) for status_of_proc. - Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.1. No further changes. * debian/compat - Bump debhelper compat level to 7. * debian/rules - Include before any other files as recommended by the cdbs documentation. * Switch patch management system to quilt. * debian/partimage-server.partimaged.init - Add "status" action using status_of_proc. - Track the daemon using a pid file. Pass -m and -b to s-s-d for that to work and remove -D from OPTS - Print more useful messages if daemon is already running or stopped.

    2008-02-04 - Michael Biebl <> partimage (0.6.7-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. Closes: #443572 * Removed patches - debian/patches/disable_header_check.diff (fixed upstream) - debian/patches/empty_salt.diff (merged upstream) - debian/patches/help.diff (merged upstream) - debian/patches/makefile_ssl_fix.diff (obsolete) - debian/patches/partimaged_gui.diff (merged upstream) - debian/patches/port.diff (merged upstream) - debian/patches/xfs.diff (fixed upstream) * debian/patches/01-gcc4.3-includes.patch - Fix FTBFS with GCC 4.3 by using the iso C++ headers. Closes: #461716 * debian/control - Use new Homepage field to specify the upstream URL. - Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.3 after removing the complete copy of the GFDL from debian/copyright. - Make db4.6-util the only recommended version. - Fix a few spelling errors in the long description. * debian/partimage-server.partimaged.init - Fix LSB init header. Use $remote_fs instead of $local_fs as the daemon requires /usr to be mounted. - Remove S from Should-Stop. * debian/partimage-server.partimaged.default - Remove LAUNCH option. To disable the service use a runlevel editor like sysv-rc-conf instead. * debian/copyright - Remove the complete copy of the GFDL and add a pointer to /usr/share/common-licenses/GFDL instead. * debian/partimaged-passwd - Add support for db4.6-util. * debian/rules - Remove hacks which are no longer necessary.