Harddisk cloning software

Christian christian08 at runbox.com
Thu Dec 25 18:30:40 UTC 2008

Hello tim,
Many thanks for the tip. OK, will going to have a look at it and also read the man pages and be careful! smile.
Best regards,

On 2008-12-25 at 07:53 Tim Chase wrote:

>> Does anyone know some harddisk cloning software that is accessible?
>The common tool is just to use the "dd" program from the 
>command-line to clone one drive to another one.  It's somewhat 
>dangerous if misused, so BE CAREFUL to read the man-pages 
>carefully.  However, the basics would be (assuming "hda" is your 
>source and "hdb" is your destination drive) something like
>   dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb
>BE CAREFUL.  I've tromped atop my hard-drive using this before 
>(accidentally getting the wrong destination device), so make sure 
>you've got a backup and you triple-check your parameters.
>PS:  Did I mention to BE CAREFUL?  *smile*
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