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Re: copying entire hard drive

On Sun, Oct 12, 2003 at 12:58:41PM -0400, Gerard Ceraso wrote:
> I have a hard drive that is going bad so I want to copy it from the old
> hard drive to the new one, same hd and everything. I was wondering which
> was faster doing dd if=/dev/hdc of=/dev/hda or mounting each partition
> and and just using cp.

dd copies the entire drive, including all the blank space. cp won't
copy the blank bits, so that's faster.


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