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On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 10:23 AM, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Also, if your install is small enough, you can use
> the 'dd' command to backup/restore a disk image of
> the whole partition to a flash drive. This is what I
> typically do these days.
A better way to image a disk with Free Software is to use partimage.
I believe it is on the Parted Magic CD. I don't think it copies free
space to the image, so your backup is smaller.
It handles a bunch of different filesystems; I once used it to migrate
a Windows 2003 Server RAID.
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