I am looking for a disk imaging solution that can run in background when my machine is up and running (e.g. via cron). I am using an Ubuntu machine.
In the past I have used Clonezilla for periodic imaging but would like to do nightly full-disk backups. Also when I last used Clonezilla, I had to boot the machine into clonezilla and then perform the backup. I prefer if the system does not have to reboot and the backup process does not require any manual intervention. When I was an intern at a well-know S/W company I remember that they had a similar solution for windows laptops.
I am aware that I can rsync/cp/dropbox/bacula folders but I really need a full-disk backup solution.
F/OSS solutions preferable but I am open to commercial solutions too.
I am also open to any alternative solution that can do the following: 1. Hibernate my machine 2. Perform the disk imaging. 3. Restore the hibernated session.