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Re: [opensuse] Question for the hard-disk management experts
Carlos E. R. wrote:
Man dd shows nothing on "compres" or "zip". You can compress the resulting
image later, of course.

That's the beauty of chaining commands in Linux & Unix. Here's an example I just grabbed off the net:
dd if=/dev/wd0a | gzip -9 > /mnt/backup.gz

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