Clone your hard disk using linux

Thu 13 November 2008

Just a simple method to clone your hdd, doesn't matter if you have also windows on it. I am using OpenSUSE and ddrescue:

I consider:
/dev/sda - old hdd
/dev/sdb - new hdd

    $ sudo zypper install ddrescue  # install the package
    $ sudo dd_rescue -v /dev/sda /dev/sdb # "dd_rescue" on OpenSUSE