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dd linux command

drive/partition duplication, imaging, cloning, transferral and restoration
# dd --version
dd (coreutils) 6.9
Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software.  You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of
the GNU General Public License <>.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Written by Paul Rubin, David MacKenzie, and Stuart Kemp.

For usage instructions enter into the command-line interface:
dd --help

When using the dd command the source and target drives/partitions:
Creating a cloned partition:
dd if=/dev/<source partition> of=/dev/<target partition> bs=4096 conv=notrunc,noerror

Creating a compressed image file of a partition:
dd if=/dev/sda1 bs=4096 | gzip > partition.image.gz conv=noerror


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