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Old 03-21-2012, 12:08 PM   #16
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Yes, /dev/sdb if that is how it gets mounted. (Depends on where & when it gets mounted.)
Lost me a little with the above-quoted comment. By "it" are you referring to the image file? If so, where else other than /dev/sdb would it t get mounted? Also, "when" throws me off too. Would you mind attempting to clarify this for me please? By "mounted" do you mean the location where the image file will reside on one disk or the other? thanks again
 
Old 03-21-2012, 12:23 PM   #17
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Simple answer; if your usb drive is /dev/sdb, that is where you send the image, & copy it back from.

However, as you only have the one partition for your system, it will need to be copied using a live system.
(Sorry, I forgot about the system continually writing things, usually people only backup their own data.)
 
Old 03-21-2012, 12:47 PM   #18
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Simple answer; if your usb drive is /dev/sdb, that is where you send the image, & copy it back from. However, as you only have the one partition for your system, it will need to be copied using a live system. (Sorry, I forgot about the system continually writing things, usually people only backup their own data.)
Thanks again fatmac, for clarifying. Glad the answer was simple. Yes, I plan on copying using a live system (my live Mint cd). And yes I guess most people do only backup their own data. But why is that? Most people aren't concerned with losing and having to reinstall OS installations and installed apps and all the configurations and system settings if their drive fails or gets corrupted or otherwise messed up to the point where a full disk restoration would be desired/necessary?

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Old 03-21-2012, 01:31 PM   #19
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Thanks again fatmac, for clarifying. Glad the answer was simple. Yes, I plan on copying using a live system (my live Mint cd). And yes I guess most people do only backup their own data. But why is that? Most people aren't concerned with losing and having to reinstall OS installations and installed apps and all the configurations and system settings if their drive fails or gets corrupted or otherwise messed up to the point where a full disk restoration would be desired/necessary?
Simply because one has normally got an installation disk; your data would include configuration files, usually /etc/*, in your backup.
 
  


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