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Old 12-18-2007, 05:02 AM   #1
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Cloning in External HDD


Hi friends

Is it possible to clone entire linux HDD image in External HDD(usb) in FAT or NTFS file system. If in case linux crashed Can this image will be called back in the HDD with all booting and system file. Is any special software will required

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Old 12-18-2007, 07:38 AM   #2
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1 simple command:
dd if=/dev/xda of=/mnt/usbdisk/systembackup2007-12.img

just substitute those paths with the paths on your system.


edit: to put the image back just reverse the command:
dd if=/mnt/usbdisk/systembackup2007-12.img of=/dev/xda

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