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

Marek Otahal markotahal at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 17:20:07 EDT 2010

On Tuesday 24 of August 2010 23:03:23 Mauro Santos wrote:
> On 08/24/2010 08:14 PM, Marek Otahal wrote:
> > 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
> Most probably you don't even need to copy the image back to a disk to
> get the files you need. I don't know about the encrypted(dmcrypt/luks)
> partitions but the "normal" linux/win partitions can be accessed
> directly from the image.

Is that so? I like the restore to a functional computer ability, so copying 
seems useful. But I was wondering how to mount a specific partition from an 
image? (i make the image of whole /dev/sda, so sda1,2,..are hidden inside) 

greetings, Marek

Marek Otahal :o)

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