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[[dd]] is a utility to create a '''d'''isk '''d'''ump by reading every single block on a disk, e.g. your hard drive. Its architecture is laid out so it can do much more than creating a dump. Here is what dd can do for you:
 
[[dd]] is a utility to create a '''d'''isk '''d'''ump by reading every single block on a disk, e.g. your hard drive. Its architecture is laid out so it can do much more than creating a dump. Here is what dd can do for you:
* create a disk backup
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* manage a disk backup
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** create a backup from a disk to a file
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** restore a backup from a file to a disk
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** clone a harddisk
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** create a disk image and transfer it over the network
 
* create an iso image of a CD
 
* create an iso image of a CD
 
* rescue a file that contains bad blocks
 
* rescue a file that contains bad blocks
 
* analyze your disk by displaying selected [[blocks]]
 
* analyze your disk by displaying selected [[blocks]]
 
* create your own operating system by dumping your bootloader to the boot sector
 
* create your own operating system by dumping your bootloader to the boot sector

Revision as of 08:32, 16 December 2008

dd is a utility to create a disk dump by reading every single block on a disk, e.g. your hard drive. Its architecture is laid out so it can do much more than creating a dump. Here is what dd can do for you:

  • manage a disk backup
    • create a backup from a disk to a file
    • restore a backup from a file to a disk
    • clone a harddisk
    • create a disk image and transfer it over the network
  • create an iso image of a CD
  • rescue a file that contains bad blocks
  • analyze your disk by displaying selected blocks
  • create your own operating system by dumping your bootloader to the boot sector