amau at sympatico.ca
Sat May 12 20:34:20 EDT 2012
I hope someone can shed some light on using the command dd. I've been backing
up my system using dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdx bs=some multiple of 512. This
has been very useful when I have had to repair a broken partition and has
proven very satisfactory since one drive is essentially a clone of the other.
I know that dd does a bit by bit copy. What I don't know is if I can use dd
to copy a partition to a different location on the same drive or to a
differently numbered partition on another drive.
In case this is not clear, I'd like to know if the following commands will
dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sda5 or
dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sdc9.
Can someone give me some guidance on this? Thanks in advance.
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