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Re: simple backup script

At 2003-09-02T04:58:31Z, Jacob Anawalt <jacob@cachevalley.com> writes:

> I guess if your 2nd hard disk is the same size or larger than the first
> and you want an exact copy of everything then dd might be the way to do
> it.

Umm, no.  dd gives consistent backups *only if* the drive being copied not
mounted writeable.  If not, then there's a very significant possibility that
the backup may not even be fsck'able.

rsync is pretty handy for syncing live filesystems.
Kirk Strauser

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