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Old 02-27-2011, 07:38 AM   #1
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Image restore

Hi all.

I am asking this just for my knowledge.

If i have 10 GB partition of '/'. Now i took the image of it for backup purpose. Now lets say my HD failed. I replaced the HD, and this time i created '/' partition of 20 GB. Can i restore the previous image of 10 GB over 20 GB ?
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Yes, but depending on the method you used for imaging, you might only use the first 10 GB of your new disk.

Old 02-27-2011, 08:20 AM   #3
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Dear Sir,

I am using simple dd command to take the image. Can you kindly explain what you meant by saying that can only use 10 GB ? what will happen to the rest of the space ? what shall i do if i want to use full 20 GB ?


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