kassube at gmx.net
Tue Mar 18 10:40:30 UTC 2014
Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> JFTR Bill, why do you want to make image files of complete drives or
> partitions? If you e.g. want to make backups, you simply could copy
> all files, globbing is a little bit tricky, but you can use cp or tar
> or tons of other tools to make a backup.
You gave an example in your previous post where you mentioned copying
the MBR of a disk. In general it is useful whenever you want to preserve
data which are not stored in individual files, like boot loader data.
Another example would be a partition where you have (unintentionally)
deleted files. There it may be useful to make a backup of the partition
before you try to recover the files.
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