Backing up ext3 root partition with dd

Wolber, Richard C richard.c.wolber at
Thu Feb 22 16:02:37 UTC 2007

tweeks said:
> For the same reason you can't xerox a piece of paper that 
> your wiggling. ;)
> More precisely... the act of mounting it in a state other 
> than read only makes it "uncopy-able" (from an image 
> perspective).  It sounds like you want a type of snapshot 
> feature like what XFS offers.

Or LVM snapshots.


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