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How to make a pendrive snapshot

I am building a NAS server with Ubuntu Server 12.04 on an old laptop and am very happy with it. The OS is installed on a 8Gb pendrive (the swap partition and grub are also installed on it). I did a ...
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Used dd to backup a disk, now want to look at the filesystem

I dd copied /dev/sdd sudo dd if=/dev/sdd of=backup.img sudo fdisk backup.img Command (m for help): p Disk backup.img: 143.3 GB, 143274860544 bytes 61 heads, 35 sectors/track, 131069 cylinders, ...
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Backup SSD as image

I want to backup an existing SSD on a new notebook with a pre-installed Windows, Recovery Partition, ... before I wipe it and install Ubuntu on it. (It is too small for a dual-boot) Until now I have ...
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System backup with dd to external hdd

I want to backup my whole system. I am wondering if the dd command is a good choice for that. dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb For example: /dev/sda is my system partition (partition is on a ssd if that ...
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Trying to mount ddrescue image from a 1tb crashed ntfs drive

It was time, after 5 years my 1tb external drive with all of my family photos and all my music crashed. Stupidly enough, i did not have two drives in raid, which i will do in the future. I ...
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Backing up with dd

I follow the instruction in this post, using the command dd if=/dev/sda1 | gzip > disk.img.gz but the imaging does not seem to stop. Is it because the disk.img is being put (as default) in my ...
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Can I dd if=/dev/sda to of=/dev/sdc3 (drive to partition)

Can I dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdd3 (copy drive to partition) ? Will it be a problem? The source and destination drives with their respective partitions are as follows: --Source Drive details-- Disk ...
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Restore partition from entire hdd image

I backed up my hdd using # dd if=/dev/sda bs=8M | gzip -9 > "/media/[...]/sda.gz" and have this additional information: # fdisk -lu Platte /dev/sda: 500.1 GByte, 500107862016 Byte 255 Köpfe, ...
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how to backup data from usb drive using dd or dd_rescue in ubuntu

I mistakenly deleted some important zip files from my micro-sd card. I want to do data recovery on my micro-sd card. Before doing that I want take image backup of my sd card data, so that I can have ...
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1:1 Backup of System on USB Thumb Drive

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB drive to a USB drive (16 GB) and configured it to my needs. Now I'd like to have a 1:1 backup of the system on the USB drive and was wondering on how to accomplish ...
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Backup recovery partition of windows 8 in GPT

My friend have acer Laptop which had windows 8 pre installed and a recovery partition(SDA 7). He want to use only windows 8 but wants to make a backup of his recovery partition(sda 7) since "recovery ...
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Could it be possible to make a hot copy of a system?

I'd like to backup my system without turning it off. The system clone should also able to run in an other machine. I've tried to "dd" the entire system partition on another disk, after that I'm ...
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Iso size versus Disk size

Hi guys I have a curiosity. Some days ago I installed an ubuntu on a flash disk. Then I took an image of its ext4 and swap area via dd. However, after a while I decided that I should move this ubuntu ...
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Want to back up using dd, but my present ubuntu installation is 149.04 + 3.81(swap) GB, my target drive is only 149.05 GB

My netbook is a Windows7-Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot. in gparted the strcture looks like Partition filesystem size /dev/sda2 extended 152.86GiB __/dev/sda6 ext4 149.04GiB __/dev/sda5 ...
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Update MBR of new drive after cloning

I just cloned the Linux partition of my laptop to be used on the desktop. However, this was just a straight DD execution, and the MBR of the new drive is not affected. How can I change the new drive ...
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Mount single partition from image of entire disk (device)

I made an image of my entire disk with dd if=/dev/sda of=/media/external_media/sda.img Now the problem is I'd like to mount an ext4 filesystem that was on that disk but mount -t ext4 -o loop ...
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Write dd image to disk

Before I installed Ubuntu on my old computer, I took backups of both partitions with dd. Long story short: I now want to restore these two files, XP.dd and Storage.dd, to the computer again. How do I ...