Using dd to Make a Clone of a Drive
bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Fri Feb 10 09:52:39 PST 2006
On Feb 10, 2006, at 11:11 AM, Peter wrote:
> --- Bart Silverstrim <bsilver at chrononomicon.com> wrote:
>> On Feb 10, 2006, at 9:50 AM, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>>> On 2006-02-10 09:44, Peter <petermatulis at yahoo.ca> wrote:
>>>> --- Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at ceid.upatras.gr> 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
>>>> 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
> 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
> image. That's what I'm worried about. Any suggestions?
Never used g4u...I know that with partimage, if I imaged, say, a 4 gig
drive, then pulled it down to a 6 gig drive and booted Windows, Windows
(2000) would see 4 gig. I had to use a partition editor (there was a
graphical one on one of the Linux rescue CDs) that I used to enlarge
the partition, and Win2k didn't seem to care at all. Qtparted, maybe?
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