[svlug] dd'ing a live fs

Al Udal aludal at softhome.net
Sat Jan 26 16:45:02 PST 2002

> I can see dding an live ext2 filesystem working, by sheer luck, and dding an
> live ext3 filesystem possibly causing problems like what you describe, hence
> me making  sure that the  dd wasn't done  while the source  filesystems were
> mounted (i.e. you shouldn't do the dd with the system running from the drive
> you are trying to dd)


        I was doing my dd's by booting into single user mode. 

        I just finished a dd after booting using a CD and the dd worked
perfectly with a ext3 filesystem.

        Thanks again.


Oh yeah. I wrote a whole mini-HOWTO a year ago on that. Should be somewhere 
in the annales of SVLUG. Though it was for ext2, I still think it's 
applicable while in init 1. Stay in single user mode and copy whatever's your 
wish wherever you desire.

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