Archiving workstation hard drives
trixter at oldskool.org
Wed Jan 3 19:43:57 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.
dd if=/dev/sda0 of=/some/filesystem/with/enough/space
Seriously! Copies the entire thing, sector by sector, to a file.
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