[RndTbl] Open Source Backup/cloning to USB HDD

John Lange john at johnlange.ca
Tue Oct 27 15:36:02 CDT 2009

Just out of curiosity, what is it that these various programs that
people have recommended do with regard to imaging that "dd" doesn't?

I've never looked at any of these in any great detail but so far as I
can see they all add complexity while reducing functionality.

Image a disk? dd

Backup a file system? rsync

to tape? tar

to remote? ssh (or scp)

scheduled? put any of the above in cron

That's all you need. What am I missing?

John Lange

On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 15:26 -0500, Montana Quiring wrote:
> This is from Clonezilla page:
> Based on Partimage, ntfsclone, partclone, and dd to clone partition.
> However, clonezilla, containing some other programs, can save and
> restore not only partitions, but also a whole disk.
> Thanks for the feedback everyone!

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