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Re: dd /dev/hda /dev/hdb block size

> I have a second HD I am using as a mirror for my first.
> I am going to use dd to initially copy files from one
> to the other and then rsync on a daily basis.

don't do that. use tar.

> Do I need to format hdb before dd if=dev/hda of=/dev/hdb?

don't do that. use tar.

> Someone mentioned I should specify a block size.  What
> would be a good block size for 60G HD?

don't do that. use tar.

really, you can have a LOT of subtle problems.
so don't do that. use tar.

well, tar instead of dd. rsync is fine. you can even make the initial
copy with rsync, and avoid tar.


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