x86/DOS system backup via rs232?

Mouse mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Thu Nov 12 16:05:51 CST 2015

> 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)

Bring up a liveCD or moral equivalent and run SLIP, then do any of many
networked-backup variants?  SLIP at 115200 is only about 1% of a 10Mb
Ethernet, but that may be enough to be useful, especially if you

Alternatively, maybe move the DOS disk to the other machine and copy it
there with dd or moral equivalent?

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