[ale] Failing external drive. Planning to DD the failing drive to new external drive. Help please

Jim Kinney jkinney at jimkinney.us
Thu Nov 12 11:05:11 EST 2015

Correct. DD will create an exact drive partition copy. If you create a partition of the exact same size, blockwise and blocksize, an md5sum of the two partitions, old and new, will match.

On November 12, 2015 10:58:48 AM EST, H P Ladds <householdwords at gmail.com> wrote:
>On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 10:49 AM, Jim Kinney <jkinney at jimkinney.us>
>> The dd will migrate the format as well as the data so no need.
>> you will need to create partitions on the new location that are at
>> the same size as the originals.
>So when I create the new partitions on the new drive don't (no need)
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