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Re: [opensuse] How to Clone a whole disk?
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 10:04:15 -0500
  • Message-id: <1168700657.5790.1.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2007-01-13 at 13:02 +0100, Reinhard Gimbel wrote:
> Hello Bo, hello community !
>
> Bo wrote / schrieb:
>
> > I've just been lurking so far but
> > I would be happy to recieve some help on the topic of how to clone an
> > entire disk (with
> > partitions and diferent filesystems and all) on a dual boot home systen.
> > No servers or anything.
>
> Unix command "dd" (= device dump) is your friend !
>
> Assuming the disk to clone is connected to primary IDE channel as master
> (=/dev/hda) and the target disk resides on primary IDE as slave
> (=/dev/hdb) the command you need to issue looks like this:
>
> dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb bs=128M
>
> The option "bs" specifies a buffer of 128MB size. Otherwise "dd" would
> copy blocks of 512 byte each ...
>
> If you need more information:
>
> man dd
> info dd
> dd --help

man rsync

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