Manual Backups in Linux, DD

Posted by olefowdie on Oct 15, 2010 2:10 PM EDT
Eleven is Louder; By Bradford Morgan White
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There are several different ways to make backups of data for any operating system. In the "glory days" of UNIX people would usually write a cron job that would create a Tape ARchive of their system and write that TAR to a tape drive. Well, those days are long gone, as are those scripts. What is here? dd. Dd is very powerful and rather under appreciated tool.

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