Approx. restore time estimate

jaymax jaymax36 at
Tue Sep 15 16:20:41 UTC 2009

I was wondering if 24, 48, 72 hrs or even a lifetime was the order of time. I
am now approaching 24 hrs. probably wait until my geriatric years and come
back to look at the machine ... lol!!!

Or would I have been better off using
dd if=/dev/* of=output/path/filename [options]

All other things being equal, would the removal of the "restore" overheads
be significant relative to those from dd .


Lars Eighner-2 wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Sep 2009, jaymax wrote:
>> Thanks!
>> That might explain. Is there an alternate process you would recommend
>> with
>> at least equal reliability.
> I don't know of anything that isn't a bigger can of worms in a file system
> of any complexity to speak of.
>> BTW I should have mentioned that I was restoring from a disk file rather
>> than from a tape
> I was speaking of disk to disk.

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