Linux image solution

Stuart Jansen sjansen at
Wed Feb 2 13:59:18 MST 2011

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> 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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