x86/DOS system backup via rs232?

Cindy Croxton sales at elecplus.com
Thu Nov 12 15:56:19 CST 2015

We used to back up to serial attached devices, such as tape drives or a
serially attached hard drive, but I never did it to a different operating
system, sorry.

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From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Jules
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2015 3:54 PM
To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
Subject: x86/DOS system backup via rs232?

As per subject line, does anyone know of any util that will back up an x86
PC running some variant of DOS (MS, Compaq etc.) via rs232 to a remote
system? (Linux preferable on the remote, but other options exist)

I'm not finding anything via Google, but it seems like the sort of thing
that some of the folks here may have done for their systems in the past.

I'm thinking something that will do a sector-by-sector transfer from a given
partition (maybe only in-use sectors, implying some minor intelligence on
the remote end to covert into a raw image, but "send everything" mentality
is better than nothing) - extra points for retrying bad sectors.



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