Clonezilla - "broken partition images were found ..."

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Leszek, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Leszek

    Leszek Member


    I've been trying to create a full disk image using Clonezilla 2.6.1-25-amd64, but after all the work i saw a warning/error:

    "Broken partition images were found, or someof them are not checkable in this image: <image_name>. Program terminated."

    The text is pretty self explanatory, but i'm not 100% sure if i can trust that the image is restorable and i know that i'd need to test to be sure, but perhaps there are other ways to find out before a disaster happens ?

    My disk layout would be useful here:
    root@kvm1:~# lsblk
    NAME                                    MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
    sda                                       8:0    0 931.5G  0 disk
    ├─sda1                                    8:1    0   512M  0 part
    ├─sda2                                    8:2    0   244M  0 part
    └─sda3                                    8:3    0 930.8G  0 part
      ├─kvmnode1--vg-home                     254:0    0     2G  0 lvm  
      ├─kvmnode1--vg-root                     254:1    0     2G  0 lvm  
      ├─kvmnode1--vg-swap_1                   254:2    0   3.9G  0 lvm  
      ├─kvmnode1--vg-tmp                      254:3    0     1G  0 lvm  
      ├─kvmnode1--vg-usr                      254:4    0     2G  0 lvm  
      ├─kvmnode1--vg-var                      254:5    0     2G  0 lvm  
      ├─kvmnode1--vg-virtual11_lv           254:10   0     6G  0 lvm  
      ├─kvmnode1--vg-virtual12_lv           254:11   0    10G  0 lvm  
      ├─kvmnode1--vg-virtual13_lv           254:12   0    10G  0 lvm  
      ├─kvmnode1--vg-virtual17_lv           254:13   0    10G  0 lvm  
      ├─kvmnode1--vg-virtual18_lv           254:15   0    10G  0 lvm  
      └─kvmnode1--vg-virtual7_lv            254:24   0    10G  0 lvm  
    sda1 is an EFI partition.
    sda2 is a /boot partition.
    sda3 is a physical volume with some logical volumes underneath.

    While home, root, tmp, usr and var have their filesystems, other LVs like virtual* don't. They're LVs assigned to KVM virtual machines, which create their own partition tables on them.

    Could this be the reason that Clonezilla gave me such error (because some LVs don't have filesystems) ? Perhaps some of you had similar experience ?

    I'm going to erase my partition table and try to restore anyway to find out, but i'm curious of the answer anyway. I have backups :)

    Thank you in advance.
  2. Leszek

    Leszek Member

    It turned out that the backup is useless o_O
    I need to ask on the Clonezilla forums for this, but if anyone here knows this behaviour please let me know.

    I've lost a bit of trust in Clonezilla.

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