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Re: [opensuse-factory] External Drive for a Backup - errors
On 2017-08-08 21:53, james wrote:
Patrick Shanahan:
* Carlos E. R. <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [08-08-17 15:29]:
On 2017-08-08 20:36, james wrote:
Carlos E. R.:

I've pretty much given up, dd doesnt work either, neither ext drive. I'm
resigned to it not working. :/

What error gives 'dd'?

That drive is special:

I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 33553920 bytes

and how are you invoking "dd"?

dd if=/dev/sda3 of=/dev/sdb1

dd if=/dev/sda3 of=/dev/sdb1 bs=64K conv=noerror,sync

Why sync? It will go terribly slow in your situation.

Try bs=32M or bigger.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 42.2 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)

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