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Hi, I want to create a disk image of a ext3 partition so that it can be replicated in other systems. which image format is better? ISO or IMG or ...
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    Hi,
    I want to create a disk image of a ext3 partition so that it can be replicated in other systems. which image format is better? ISO or IMG or BIN? Any leads to start from?

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    Just an exact bit per bit copy of the partition in a file may be what you are looking for.
    According to your previous post you will be using dd to make the backup, it doesn't need an extension to know what to do, it will just copy every bit from the partition and put it on a file
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    but what if i give the output as .iso or .img? does it still do the same thing or creates an iso/img image?

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    It does exactly the same, file extensions on Linux usually doesn't matter at all
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