[plug] Backup of a disk

Brad Campbell brad at seme.com.au
Fri Apr 14 08:20:18 WST 2000

Phillip Steege wrote:
> What is the best way to backup a complete disk to another one?
> Is "dd" the proper way?
> Phil Steege

I mount the new disk on /mnt
and do 
cd /mnt
tar --exclude=/proc --exclude=/mnt -cp / | tar -xpv
That duplicates the entire directory structure..
Of course, this is no good if you do the 'Right Thing'
and cut the drive up into multiple partitions..

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