Sean M. Collins on 6 Feb 2013 10:18:26 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Solaris backup/restore

On Wed, Feb 06, 2013 at 12:14:49PM -0500, Eric Lucas wrote:
> They suggested using dd and scripting it but I know the disks (200
> GB) are not full so using dd seems like a crazy waste of space (DVDs full
> of nothing.)

I think you can just pipe dd through gzip when you're creating the backup - it'll
compress the unused space. Then just pipe gunzip to dd to restore.

Sean M. Collins

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