Archiving workstation hard drives
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Wed Jan 3 19:41:36 CST 2007
> OK, suppose you have a workstation and it has stuff installed on its
> drives. You don't have the original distribution media for the OS and
> any installed applications and you don't have a spare system with the
> same stuff installed.
> What's the best way to make a backup of the entire hard drive so that
> the essential software doesn't get lost?
> The drives are SCSI.
If by workstation you mean Unix, I should think that hooking them up to a
more modern system with SCSI and using 'dd' to copy them to an image file
would be a good start.
Ideally though you're going to need to determine the model of HD, and get
some extras. Basically you have a bad problem there, and should do the 'dd'
Mentioning the specific type of workstation and OS might allow some better
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