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~dd command

To Backup:

dd if=/dev/devicename  of=backupname

To Restore:

dd if=restorefilename of=/dev/devicename

To see the status of the above commands run # pkill -USR1 dd

To format:

dd if=/dev/zero    of=/dev/devicename    bs=1M    count=10

To Read the headers:

dd if=/dev/sda1 bs=128 count=1 | od --format=a


To Read The Entire Header:

od -c /dev/sda1 |more     : od= octal dump


PAGE LAST EDITED:DEC 07, 2010
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