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Old 08-12-2006, 11:37 PM   #1
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continue a failed dd img backup?


I was making an img of my drive onto another drive of the exact same size. Took a long time, but unfortunately it failed at the end. Here's the command and output:

Code:
# dd if=/dev/hda1 conv=noerror > /home/tempdrive/hda1.img
dd: writing to `standard output': No space left on device
132559553+0 records in
132559552+0 records out
I'm guessing that it failed to put the last section in. I've increased the size of that parition and was wondering if there's any way I could continute the dd and finish up that last record.

Or does it really matter? Is that last record, maybe two or three files? Is the img corrupted or can I still use it in its current state?
 
Old 08-14-2006, 09:58 AM   #2
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1) you are trying to make an image of a partition....I assume you know the difference?

here is the best read
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...ything_With_DD

2) since you did not specify bs= then default is 512 bytes so allegedly

one half kb of 132559553 about 63 G

does that sound like the size of your parition? and did you have spare space on your home parition for this size?

3) have you considered www.partimage.org ?


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Old 08-14-2006, 12:14 PM   #3
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aus9,
That "How To Do Eveything With DD" is nice to read and print!
Excellent for future reference!

Thanks!
 
  


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