copying a home directory onto a removable drive and back

user1 bqz69 at
Wed Aug 18 19:31:41 UTC 2010

> I have to ask, if you already have a tar file, what's the point of using
> dd?

My whole point is to tell that the dd command is also a way to backup and 
restore data.

I am using dd several times a month to backup my ubuntu partition and 
find it easy to use (I use a puppy linux live cd).

You can even use the dd command to clone a hd.

See also

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