Convert MBR Partitions to GPT

Robert Huff roberthuff at
Sat Sep 7 13:26:24 UTC 2019

Polytropon writes:

>  > The defaults are always going to annoy some people. I’d say using dump
>  > for backup seems like it’s pretty much and edge case these days.
>  I wouldn't say that. Over the years, I've encountered many settings
>  where there's more than only one partition per disk, and several
>  disks in a system, and backing up data partition-wise is very
>  convenient.

	If I remember correctly ...
	There is a paper out there - now somewhat old but I believe
available on-line - that compares various backup/restore methods
for UNIXish systems.
	The conclusion was: many things can work for specific needs, but
dump/restore is the only one that does the comnplete job every time.
	<racks brain> I _think_ the author was Elizabeth Zwicky.


				Robert Huff

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