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Re: moving windows

martin f krafft wrote:
Is it possible to restore a windows partition from tar?
Not quite. I think he wants to know if he can use the standard GNU tools
to do a backup of his or his other's Windows installation and so save
$$$ on buying Norton Ghost.

okay. well then:

dd if=/dev/hda1 bs=1024k | gzip > partition.gz

will create a compressed image of a partition.

zcat partition.gz | dd of=/dev/hda1 bs=1024k

will restore it.

In general, or at least in this specific instance, how does one determine what block size to use?



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