Using dd to Make a Clone of a Drive

Peter petermatulis at
Fri Feb 10 08:11:39 PST 2006

--- Bart Silverstrim <bsilver at> wrote:

> On Feb 10, 2006, at 9:50 AM, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > On 2006-02-10 09:44, Peter <petermatulis at> wrote:
> >> --- Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at> wrote:
> >>>> As long as the "new" slice had enough space, geometry shouldn't
> >>>> matter to dump|restore ....  <?>
> >>>
> >>> Right :)  It also allows restoring in a different partition layout.
> >>
> >> Any chance of there being a way like this to restore to windows 
> >> systems
> >> from the FreeBSD box?
> >
> > Not really.  I'm far from being a Windows expert though, so YMMV.
> As an image?  Look up partimage and partimaged.  We've had some luck 
> restoring from both a Linux system running the Partimaged daemon and 
> booting from a Linux disk and restoring images off a samba/Windows 
> share using partimage.

I intend to use g4u.  I have done some preliminary testing and I am quite
confident that I can upload and download an image.  I am now wondering
about the situation where I need to recreate the partition that is to
contain the image.  It needs to be exactly the same size (sectors) as the
image.  That's what I'm worried about.  Any suggestions?


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