Art Alexion on 23 Sep 2009 11:45:42 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] ddrescue/dd_rescue question

On Wednesday 23 September 2009 14:38:53 Gordon Dexter wrote:
> AFAIK dd_rescue, just like regular dd, copies every single bit on the hard
> disk, including the ones that are not in use by files.  You might be able
> to use dd_rescue to copy to a smaller hard disk if it supports writing a
> compressed image (e.g. gzip, bzip2) or stddout, but otherwise you'll have
> to have a bigger target.

What if I use parted/gparted to shrink the partition before I run dd_rescue. I suppose that is courting disaster, though.

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