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Old 01-21-2010, 08:39 AM   #1
tukidid
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image remote disk?


Imaging-copying a working remote share on WindowsNT to a local Linux(or could be windows
if use dd win version) disk target is needed .
Is that possible with dd command(how if remote share is connected as
smb://ipnumber/share) and do you need root privilleges on local and
remote machine for that?
is this a good suggestion
dd if=/dev/ad2 conv=noerror,sync bs=64k | dd of=/dev/ad3 bs=64k
 
Old 01-21-2010, 08:45 AM   #2
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No, I don't think dd will work on a remote samba share. dd takes the exact copy of a disk, byte for byte, no matter the file system. What goes through samba is files, it's no more dd's job to parse it. You should use tar instead.
 
Old 01-21-2010, 08:48 AM   #3
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take a look at partimage-server
http://www.partimage.org/Partimage-m...etwork-support
 
Old 01-21-2010, 08:51 AM   #4
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you may waanna also check out DRBL
http://drbl.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 01-21-2010, 04:59 PM   #5
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netcat maybe?

If it is a samba share then why use consider dd. Can't mv or rcp or ftp such work?

Might move up to winscp. http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

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Old 01-21-2010, 07:54 PM   #6
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netcat maybe?

If it is a samba share then why use consider dd. Can't mv or rcp or ftp such work?

Might move up to winscp. http://winscp.net/eng/index.php
in situation with no admin privilleges on windows remote -only its share can be accessed from local computer , no server/agent installation on remote is possible perhaps only running a command like dd copied to it(or existing on it-would be great to start somehow recycle bin from command line using psexec)
As for local it could be win or linux box,
above is mentioned netcat and I found this example
Image a partition to another machine:
(no mention of possible samba file problem ?)
On source machine:
dd if=/dev/hda bs=16065b | netcat < targethost-IP > 1234
On target machine:
netcat -l -p 1234 | dd of=/dev/hdc bs=16065b
this should take care of every disk cluster not just ones occupied with data but
what is the syntax for doing it in opposite direction-
image another machine's partition to local?
Yet another idea is copy and run nbdsrvr.exe on remote and than access it with ubuntu local which has nbd support built in
 
Old 01-21-2010, 07:55 PM   #7
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in situation with no admin privilleges on windows remote -only its share can be accessed from local computer , no server/agent installation on remote is possible perhaps only running a command like dd copied to it(or existing on it-would be great to start somehow recycle bin from command line using psexec)
As for local it could be win or linux box,
above is mentioned netcat and I found this example
Image a partition to another machine:
(no mention of possible samba file problem ?)
On source machine:
dd if=/dev/hda bs=16065b | netcat < targethost-IP > 1234
On target machine:
netcat -l -p 1234 | dd of=/dev/hdc bs=16065b
this should take care of every disk cluster not just ones occupied with data but
what is the syntax for doing it in opposite direction-
image another machine's partition to local?
Yet another idea is copy and run nbdsrvr.exe on remote and than access it with ubuntu local which has nbd support built in
 
  


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