[svlug] ext3 and dd disk cloning
marc_news at vasoftware.com
Fri Jan 25 11:49:01 PST 2002
On Fri, Jan 25, 2002 at 11:44:54AM -0800, Rafael wrote:
> > Does anyone know a way to dd a ext3 drive? I'm going to try
> > recreating the journal after the dd but I'm not sure if that will work.
> Using dd to clone large disk drives is a waste of time and not appropriate
> IMO. In my experience it's faster to clone a partition table, mount
> partitions and tar or cpio files from one drive to another. This method
> would let you copy from a working disk even though that might not be
> desirable in some cases.
It's a all a matter of perspective.
I value my time a lot more than care about how long it takes to dd the
If you need the copy right now, sure copying partitions _can_ go faster (not
necessarily, because copying files one per one is slower than copying the
If you don't care how long it takes as long as it get done, and you don't
have to babysit it, dding the whole drive is better.
Microsoft is to operating systems & security ....
.... what McDonalds is to gourmet cooking
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