Rupert Heesom on Wed, 14 Mar 2001 01:50:07 -0500

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Re: [PLUG] Using DD to backup main disk when PC running

On 13 Mar 2001 13:27:24 -0500, Bill Jonas wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 13, 2001 at 01:00:30PM -0500, Rupert Heesom wrote:
> > Is DD likely to mess up the source file system at all (seeing as it's
> > mounted).
> Not if you're only reading.  Be *really* sure that you don't have the
> parameters for the if= and of= arguments reversed.  ;)

That's one way to REALLY destroy any data!!    I double-checked my
command line before I ran ANYTHING!


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