[svlug] Howto copy-backup partition linux as one unit-file?
james at linuxrebel.org
Mon Feb 6 10:38:53 PST 2006
On Mon, 2006-02-06 at 00:45 -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> OT: could you set your mail software to wrap at 72 characters or so?
> Fewer than 80 at any rate.
> on Sat, Feb 04, 2006 at 12:21:49AM -0800, Hereon (hereon1 at fastmail.us) wrote:
> > Hi - How do I create a copy of a partition? I want to create a disk
> > image copy, as a single unit or file.
> While you can certainly image partitions, it's often somewhat saner to
> simply create a partition and transfer files into it. The advantage is
> that you don't have to exactly match disk and partition geometries --
> just give yourself more space than you're using (and anticipate likely
One point to note, when doing this kind of "backup" for restore make
sure that your tool copies links as links. not as new directories or
files. (I'm noting this from experience.)
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