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Re: ITP: Partition Image

On Wed, Sep 13, 2000 at 03:06:43PM -0400, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 13, 2000 at 08:55:52PM +0200, Sergio Rua <srua@iname.com> was heard to say:
> > "Description: Partition Image is a Linux/UNIX uility which saves partitions
> > in the ext2fs (the linux standard), ReiserFS (a new journalized and powerful
> > file system) or FAT16/32 (DOS & Windows file systems) file system format to
> > an image file. The image file can be compressed in the GZIP/BZIP2 formats to
> > save disk space, and splitted into multiple files to be copied on amovibles
> > floppies (ZIP for example), ..."
> > 
> > License: GPL 2
> > URL: partimage.sourceforge.net
>   Dumb question: what's the distinction between this program and dd?  I
> assume there is one, or it wouldn't mention specific partition formats..

It says on the homepage:
   Partition Image only copy used data of the partition. Then, all free
   blocks are not written in the image file, in order to be faster, and to
   make small image files. (the dd command copy all the partition, even
   unused datas).



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