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frenchn00b 11-05-2007 01:51 PM

flexible dd_rescue to backup
 
Hi,

dd_rescue is said to be more flexible, wiht compression, and with possibility of finer badblocks analysis than dd.
Is that hence possible and/or better than dd ?


This is the command:
Code:

dd_rescue -A /dev/hda1 - | gzip -9 | split -b1500m - /home/username/myimage.hda1.img.gz
Is there anyone that knows ab. in depth ab. dd_rescue ?
thx

David1357 11-05-2007 02:52 PM

Re: flexible dd_rescue to backup
 
I recommend using partimage. It parses the file system on the partition you are backing up and skips over empty space. It is much faster than dd and it has been in use for quite a while. I personally have been using it for backing up and restoring hard drives and partitions for over 18 months.
Partimage

frenchn00b 11-05-2007 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by David1357 (Post 2949167)
I recommend using partimage. It parses the file system on the partition you are backing up and skips over empty space. It is much faster than dd and it has been in use for quite a while. I personally have been using it for backing up and restoring hard drives and partitions for over 18 months.
Partimage

The prob. is that partimage do not handle NTFS
(except Experimental)

David1357 11-05-2007 03:36 PM

Re: flexible dd_rescue to backup
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by frenchn00b (Post 2949200)
The prob. is that partimage do not handle NTFS
(except Experimental)

I have been using the "experimental" NTFS support for over 18 months without a single problem. I backup and restore NTFS partitions using partimage on a daily basis as part of my job.

I think it is safe to use the "experimental" support now. They probably just have not got around to updating their web page, which is very typical for open source projects.


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