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Old 10-05-2007, 11:02 AM   #1
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Question Linux backup into tape drive ?

dear friends ,

I have to take My Linux(RHEL 4) system backup using the follwoing command into the tape drive :

"dd if=/dev/hda1 of=/dev/hdb1(tape drive) bs=1024"

Now my question is ,

using this command , does Linux OS also backup into the tape drive ?
Or, Is it possile to take Linux O/S backup(also its all contents) using this command ?


How can I restore it from the tape drive to a Linux server ?

Last edited by shipon_97; 10-05-2007 at 11:05 AM.
Old 10-05-2007, 09:01 PM   #2
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yes. yes. boot off cd and use dd to reverse the copy.

You should read this post:

Probably more than you wanted to know about dd, but then dd can do a lot and needs to be used carefully.


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