[lug] dump, cp

Michael J. Pedersen marvin at keepthetouch.org
Wed Sep 6 09:09:10 MDT 2000

On Tue, Sep 05, 2000 at 08:00:51PM -0600, D. Stimits wrote:
> I'm now playing with a blank hard drive for temporary backup of an
> entire 30 Gb partition. I'm able to dump from all of "/" (sda1) to
> /dev/sdc5 (a matching size partition) to what I had initially formatted
> as ext2, via this:
> dump -0ua -f /dev/sdc5 /

Knowing your situation a bit, I can fairly safely say this is the command you

dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sdc5

It takes a bit, and you can improve speed by appending


That command will do a block for block copy of your existing root onto another
Michael J. Pedersen
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