Somewhat OT: cloning hard disks

luke speakup at
Thu Sep 25 02:36:50 EDT 2008

On Wed, 24 Sep 2008, Gregory Nowak wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 02:14:54AM -0400, luke wrote:
> > One potential problem with dd, is that there is no integrity checking.  I 
> > don't know if there is with partimage either, but with multiple gig 
> > drives, you may run into circumstances where that would be a good thing to 
> > have.
> There's no integrity checking in partimage, at least in the sense I
> think you're referring to. However, you could restore the backup with

I'm thinking of something like rsync's verification of transacted data 
routines.  When storing huge amounts of data, I wouldn't like to be 
without those, even though on a healthy drive the odds are rather slim that 
it would ever actually be necessary.


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