dd problem

Johnneylee Rollins johnneylee.rollins at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 19:45:14 UTC 2010

>        I didn't call you stupid, I said using tar to back up your
> computer is. I think I tried that first when using Fedora
> which didn't have rsync then. It worked. But it was hard to
> use a a backup.
My method is proven to work across all linux distros. My method
requires no extra software and can run on even embedded systems.
My method can be used to create backups in many many ways and is the
advance way of doing things. DD isn't a good backup method.
Care to know why? Because when you simply delete a file on your hard
drive, it can still be recovered unless you write zeros to the drive
you dd. That is what is called a waste of space and a lack of
security. It's a risk and a very stupid one. Now we're even, I called
your methods stupid and actually proved why. No  opinion, just a bit
of good old fashioned knowledge.

>        Today we have big hard drives so compacting a backup is not
> necessary. But it used to be.
I'm laughing about this, you sound like a Microsoft Rep

The problem you have with dd isn't with dd, look in yourself padawan.


Good luck with yourself,
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