I want to backup my os disk, I have several os and would love to dd my whole disk
dd if="/dev/sda" | gzip | split -b 1000MiB - "/media/.../backup/us.bin.gz."
but it takes to long and backups are to big, sure dd handles backups with a perfection that rivals that of the Greek gods
Is there a way of making dd backup the boot parts, partition information and only 3 of the 4 primary partitions?
Or what other software can make a backup similar to dd full disk with the exclusion of some partitions (effectively reducing what I need saved from 1000gb to 135gb)?