backup file

Futuramerlin info at
Wed Aug 17 01:53:12 UTC 2011

Cool, that looks like it would work! Thanks. I didn't realise the cat
output didn't have to be written to disk to be mounted. Cool.

On 14 August 2011 16:32, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:
> On 08/14/2011 01:02 PM, kyan wrote:
>> An entire disk. Split using the command line. I want to mount it so I
>> can extract data from it. It's on a FAT file system though (so I can't
>> cat it together again — it will have to be handled like a split
>> archive). I don't recall exactly how I made it — it was quite a while
>> ago.
> So you're saying the example from the first link isn't applicable?
> <quote>
> To restore the multi-file backup, do the following:
> # cat /mnt/hdc1/backup.img.gz.* | gzip -dc | dd of=/dev/hda1
>    Cat recombines contents of the compressed and split image files to
> stdout, in order.
>    Results are piped through gzip for decompression.
>    And are then written to the first partition of the hard drive with dd.
> </quote>
> Have to admit that I don't actually know for sure & perhaps others can
> verify.
> Note: please bottom post on this list.
> ...
>>> Perhaps these will be helpful:
>>> [see: Getting around file size limitations using split on the same page]
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