Monday, October 19, 2009

Clone a hard Drive

Good, easy way to clone a hard drive.

dd which is used for converting and copying files, can be used as a powerful and simple image cloning application.

dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb


if you want to see your progress

then type in another terminal
kill -SIGUSR1 xxxx
were xxxx is the process ID of the running dd process

and the progress will report on the original terminal that you started your cloning operation on.

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