Easy to use disk and partition imaging tool. Clonezilla can be run from live CD or USB drive. clonezilla.org/
This approach works for any linux operating system, including Ubuntu, and is probably most often used in conjunction with web development work. tail -f /path/thefile.log This will give you a scrolling view of the logfile. As new lines are added to the end, they will show up in your console screen.
A self-extracting archiving tool for Unix systems, in 100% shell script. — Read on makeself.io/
Relax-and-Recover - Linux Disaster Recovery — Read on relax-and-recover.org/
Mondo Rescue — Read on http://www.mondorescue.org/