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hi in the near future, i'm going to take some backups of some partitions with windows on them (don't blame me ) i want to tell dd from a live-cd ...
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    backup drive filesystem (dd->file)


    hi

    in the near future, i'm going to take some backups of some partitions with windows on them (don't blame me )

    i want to tell dd from a live-cd or usb drive to store the partition in a file, compress it and write it on an external hdd. (i think i'll copy that hdd too.)

    question: what filesystem should that external hdd have? would checksums be of any advantage? but wikipedia just gives me 2 filesystems with that feature and i never even heard of them before

    or maybe you have a better approach to taking some backups

    thanks!

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    If you're backing up Windows partitions I'd use /dev/null.

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    right...but...i'm afraid that would not contribute to my salary in a very positive way

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    Unhappy

    no one has any clue??

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