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Backing-up

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:34 am

Hi all,

Previously, to back up I took an old hard drive and used dd to backup. dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb

Now I have a Windows laptop as well as Linux I'm wondering how to make a backup of two discs onto one hard drive. The backup drive is 3 times the size of both hard drives combined so size is not an not an issue

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Re: Backing-up

Postby Habitual on Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:38 am

Windows laptop is a separate system, or just another hard drive on the Linux system?
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Re: Backing-up

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:11 am

Hi

1 is pure Linux with 2 partitions (1 home 1 system)
1 is Linux (1 home partition 1 system) and Windows (1 'restore' partition and 1 system partition)

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Re: Backing-up

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:49 pm

Could I do:
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dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/mounted/drive/laptop/windows.img


Then to recover in case of disaster
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dd if=/mounted/drive/laptop/windows.img of=/dev/sda1


Or is it not that simple?

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Re: Backing-up

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Wed May 09, 2012 5:20 am

Hi,

I'm looking at copying this guide, under the section "Partition Clone".

http://www.backuphowto.info/linux-backu ... k-clone-dd

Can anyone tell me if there's anything potentially wrong with that? When I need to recover a computer is not the time to find out there's something wrong with the methodology.

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Re: Backing-up

Postby chiefjim on Wed May 09, 2012 6:27 am

Does your laptop have a express card slot? If so consider the option of getting a esata adapter and using a esata capable hard drive docking station. Fast and easy to use. Using GRSYNC makes it easy to keep things up-to-date.
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Re: Backing-up

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Wed May 09, 2012 6:44 am

I already have a USB hard drive. Would Grsync work with Windows 7 (using a live USB?)
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