[Lilug] dd restore process

Joe toolfox at gmail.com
Mon May 6 15:22:23 PDT 2019

On 5/5/19 8:21 PM, Bill Catlan wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I am thinking of using dd to archive off some physical hard drives - 
> ext, ext2, ext3 and fat32, and ntfs and restore them as time allows as 
> virtual machines, probably on AWS. I have found various things online 
> about how to do this, but have not tried them just yet.
Clonezilla on a USB stick might work as well. It has options for doing 
remote work on local networks (there are choices for samba and ssh among 
others)...and AWS S3 is a specific option.

A quick Web search also shows many pages on running Clonezilla archives 
in virtual machines.

I used it to migrate my system's Windows 10 install from the factory 
original 128 GB SSD to a 512 GB drive. It also has gdisk available to 
move the GPT backup directory to the physical end of the disk, allowing 
you to use the unused space on a larger drive when you're cloning a 
smaller drive (if not, you'd just have a drive the same size as the 
original image with no other way to reclaim the missing space).

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