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Re: Tar/GZip & Parted

From: Tal Danzig
Subject: Re: Tar/GZip & Parted
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 15:22:20 -0700
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Hi Bob,

In this case, do you really need a backup of the entire partition? or
just the data in it?  If the later is the case, then why don't you just
tar/gzip the contents of the partition?

- Tal

* On Fri May 17, 2002 15:56:04 -0600, Bob Horton wrote:
> How hard would it be to created a duplicate of a partition and tar/GZip it.
> What I'm hoping to do is take a 40G drive and create a duplicate/backup of
> it on another drive but I don't really want to use 40G to hold the backup
> given I've only used 15G of the original 40G drive!
> Additionally, if I've got 2 drives, one with all the backup partitions and
> one that's absolutely clean, can Parted create the new partitions for me
> directly?
> Thanks.
> Bob Horton
> PneumaSoft Services Inc.
> Custom Software & Web Development
> Phone: (306) 545-1068
> address@hidden

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