it turned out it´d be a bit difficult or cumbersome for my friend (who lives pretty far away from me) to get her router settings and everything else sorted out, so ssh-ing into her system seems a bit of a hassle.
Yet I still want to help her performing a disk backup of her system making use of clonezilla.
As a result of that situation I was looking around a bit for an alternative way of helping her with clonezilla. I came up with a certain scenario but am not sure whether it would work as desired:
I found out that there´s clonezilla available as a deb-package (see Ubuntu – Details of package clonezilla in focal ).
I tried it out on my system and indeed clonezilla can be installed locally.
So I was wondering if my friend could run e.g. Lubuntu as a live system (she has still got the installation media) and after
sudo apt update install clonezilla as well as anydesk or teamviewer for remote help.
Then I´d be able to connect to her live system as she has a desktop environment available and I could start
sudo clonezilla on her laptop.
Her main system wouldn´t be running that way (nor would the partitions to be backed up be mounted) and I could initiate the disk backup for her this way.
If that works it should also be possible to use rescuezilla instead of Lubuntu as a live system on her part.
To be clear: I don´t want to use rescuezilla in itself (nor does she) but rather clonezilla. Yet the latest version of rescuezilla (2.2) does have clonezilla 3.35.2-2 installed by default!
(see DistroWatch.com: Rescuezilla ).
That way she would have to install just anydesk/teamviewer and we could go ahead.
What do you think of my theory
Many thanks in advance for your help.
I´ve also posted the very same topic on Clonezilla / Discussion / Open Discussion: using clonezilla as an installed package but haven´t received an answer so far.
So I thought I ask here on the forum.