Linux image solution

Michael Peterson mellence at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 14:07:16 MST 2011


On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 1:59 PM, Stuart Jansen <sjansen at buscaluz.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-02-02 at 13:42 -0700, Michael Peterson wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 1:38 PM, Derek Cox <dcox at aquaveo.com> wrote:
>> > Does anyone know of a
>> > free imaging software that can backup a Linux machine without requiring a
>> > reboot?
>>
>> You can use dd to copy the contents of a device. Syntax is:
>>
>> dd if=/dev/sda1 of=~/image
>>
>> Where /dev/sd** where /dev/sd** is the drive and partition you want to
>> copy and ~/image is the place where you want to put the image.
>
> Dude! Very bad idea!
>
> Only safe for a cold backup after booting off DVD.
>
>
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Very good to know. I've never actually done it, I just know it's possible.

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