How to mirror a harddisk for backup purpose

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Fri Jun 22 14:20:10 EDT 2001


dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb bs=1M

joelja

On Fri, 22 Jun 2001, David Vos wrote:

> You could also use Norton Ghost.  You used to be able to download a trial
> version, but I don't know if that is possible any more.
>
> The problem with tar is that you need disk space to store the intermediate
> file between your backup and restore.
>
> David
>
> On Fri, 22 Jun 2001, Kwan Wing Keung wrote:
>
> >
> > Dear Netters,
> >
> > I want to backup an entire LINUX harddisk to another identical harddisk.
> > Some colleagues suggested that I may consider the "dd" command.
> > I read the manpage but I can't find any clue.  Any expert advise please?
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >
> >
> > W.K. Kwan
> > Computer Centre
> > University of Hong Kong
> >
> >
> >
> >
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