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Re: [opensuse] Question for the hard-disk management experts
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On 2011-10-29 20:05, James Knott wrote:
Carlos E. R. wrote:

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

That is true, but the result is not as reliable or robust as an application
designed from start to create backup compressed images. It can add forward
recovery data that serves to recover from media errors (and have into
account the size of that media).

I don't know anything in Linux with that capability.

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)
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