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Old 08-05-2010, 10:59 PM   #1
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Question Make a Clone Hard Disk


What is the best software to clone a hard disk with Fedora
 
Old 08-06-2010, 09:07 AM   #2
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What is the best software to clone a hard disk with Fedora
Not sure about "best", but simplest might be connect your two hard drives, boot from a device other than one of those two drives, then, assuming the original is /dev/sda and the copy will be written to /dev/sdb:
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dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=4M
 
Old 08-06-2010, 11:09 AM   #3
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I did something like that like two days ago from one laptop to the other - I just piped dd and netcat together on both computers: in udp mode it took around 2:30h for an 80gb harddisk (though I must say I didn't try to restore the backed-up data yet).
 
Old 08-06-2010, 11:43 AM   #4
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Hi -

I'd also recommend looking at "Ghost for Linux" (G4l):

http://sourceforge.net/projects/g4l/
 
  


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