re: Re: Simple backup question

From: Neo (
Date: Sat Sep 09 2000 - 23:15:00 CEST

"Jef" <> wrote:
>On 9 Sep 2000, at 0:08, Mark Roberts wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I may be a little late:
>> > I have a very simple question. I have to make a copy of a complete hard
>> > disk. My question: Can I do this using
>> > dd if=/dev/hda of=/mnt/network/file.hda
>> > and does this file contain all information about partitions, boot sector,
>> > and so on?
>> I do exactly that every time I need to change something inside Windows. I
>> had the feeling it was the only way to make really really sure Windows
>> wouldn't notice.
>> Go ahead. It will work fine.
>> Mark
>I remember that someone donated a script to do this kind of
>backup, including a progress indicator. I've put it on the muSamba
>disk. The authors name is in the script, the script is in /bin and is
>called: backup or pbackup.
Another Problem is, that i had to backup via LAN. After a while, dd crashed and i had to use tar and winzip. Why via LAN? I had to backup my laptop in order to send it back (guarantee).
Dd crashed with "I/O-Error".

Enno Welbers

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