Archiving workstation hard drives

Brad Parker brad at
Fri Jan 19 16:18:24 CST 2007

Al Kossow wrote:
> > Actually, I've never needed to try this - but is it reasonable to expect a
> > "modern" system to be able to archive (using dd) a SCSI drive that's been
> > formatted to something other than a 512 byte block size?
>I think it is. Modern systems will be the ones that have mass storage systems
>and networks capable of dealing with disc dumps.
>When I've done this, though, I've written my own disc dumping code using SCSI
>command blocks to the low-level interface.

yes, I found linux to be incapable of dealing with scsi disks formatted
to non-512 byte multiple blocks...

you end up having to write your own code or hack the o/s to deal with it.


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