[arch-general] restore hdd image to a bigger disk

Marek Otahal markotahal at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 15:14:24 EDT 2010

Hi all, 

I use dd command to make an image of entire /dev/sda (160GB) and back up it as 
netobook.hdd to an external storage. The disk contains both 
encrypted(dmcrypt/luks) and normal linux/win partitions. 

My question is, if my netbook died and I needed to recover from backup, can I 
just dd-copy the image to a new larger disk? Does it matter? 

1/ it will do, but the size will remain 160gb ..is ok.
2/ will do & possibility to resize partitions later ..even better! :) 

I've searched the net, but I'd like someone to confirm it 100% works (just dd 
and reboot). 

Thanks in advance, Marek


Marek Otahal :o)

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