[GRLUG] Partition Backup

L. V. Lammert lvl at omnitec.net
Sat Dec 29 14:50:29 EST 2012

On Sat, 29 Dec 2012, Josh wrote:

> Here is the dd command with compression
> dd bs=4m if=/dev/sda | gzip -9 > /backups/disk.gz
> at that point you can make a script or have a gui that does what is needed
Doesn't make sense to use dd to copy an entire partition - you're copying
raw data instead of the file system. At least partimage 'understands' the
file system and ensures an intact copy.



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