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Topic: Backup of bootfloppy & USB-pen-drive, How to backup/restore from/to harddisk ?< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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Posted: Mar. 16 2006,13:44 QUOTE

I have done some modifications to my USB-bootfloppy. Also I have done some changes to my USB-pen-drive. Now I would like to backup both.

Which is the easiest and best way?
How to backup/testore from/to an image-file?

Maybe there is also a possibility to copy them in some way?

Thank you.
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Posted: Mar. 16 2006,15:18 QUOTE

Floppy backup:
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dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/some/filename.img

Floppy create:
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dd if=/some/filename.img of=/dev/fd0

I assume you could do the same with /dev/sda1, but it's probably not necessary with the read-only base system (that would add 50mb of data to a backup).  DSL has a builtin feature to backup your data, which can be used to make a backup on any writeable device.

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Posted: Mar. 16 2006,17:05 QUOTE

Assuming all you need is your personal settings for DSL, just copy the backup.tar.gz off the usb drive to some secure location.

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Posted: Mar. 16 2006,22:28 QUOTE

Thank you.

I haven't thought, that a backup/restore of both is so easy.
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