Re: Some help with dd backing up into an iso
- Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:41:21 +0000
- From: Eduardo M KALINOWSKI <eduardo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Some help with dd backing up into an iso
On Seg, 06 Mar 2017, GiaThnYgeia wrote:
Is there someway one can avoid creating such a large iso for no reason,
when the filesize is a fraction of the whole disk. One way I thought of
was to shrink the partitions to just about 99% full, and leave the blank
part of the disk as not allocated. Would that help?
It is possible, but on a filesystem level.
You can copy the contents with rsync.
Or take a look at partclone, which is meant to create images of
partitions, if you don't want to deal with individual files.
clonezilla is a front-end to several tools (including partclone) to
backup and restore drives or partitions.
Eduardo M KALINOWSKI