Creating and restoring image backups
jbickhard at gmail.com
Sat Sep 19 21:16:05 UTC 2009
Is this method fast?
Jake (dats me)
On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 1:34 PM, Dan Farrell <dan at spore.ath.cx> wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Aug 2009 12:01:37 -0500
> J Bickhard <jbickhard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a computer running Windows XP home edition, and have been
>> trying (rather unsucessfully) to create a full-image backup of the
>> 80GB harddrive onto my USB seagate 350(?) GB external hard drive. My
>> question is this: is there a way, with the Ubuntu boot disk, to make
>> this backup without installing Ubuntu on the computer in question.
> The easiest way is to use dd.
> dd if=/dev/windows-disk of=/mnt/big-disk/windows-disk.img
> that should do it. or
> dd if=/dev/windows-disk of=/mnt/big-disk/windows-disk.img &
> while(killall -USR1 dd) do sleep 2; done;
> then switch back to dd's terminal, if you want to see your progress.
> You can put the image back the same way, except switch the if and of
> artuments for dd.
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