Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 33715
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2017/10/18 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2004/9/23 [Computer/SW/Unix, Computer/HW/Drives] UID:33715 Activity:very high
9/23    I need to make an image of a disk a disk on a different machine
        in Linux. That is, Make an image of A's disk, on B, and then
        later be able to just copy the image back on to A.
        ADDENDUM: It would be nice to be able to compress the image on the
        way out.  Tar and gzip or bzip2 I suppose.
        \_ Is this a question or an observation? I need a big-breasted
           blonde to cook and clean for me.
           \_ I'd rather have a big-breasted blonde to have sex with me.
        \_ have u tried something like 'dd if=/dev/diska | ssh machineb
           "dd of=/dev/diskb"'
        \_ I think you're looking for something like Norton Ghost.  Check
           out g4u (Ghost for Unix), probably hosted on sourceforge.
2017/10/18 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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