How to create image of hard drive using dd directly to cd or dvd
Posted on 2006-07-16
I am wanting to make a complete backup image using dd of my hard drive, however, since it is the only hard drive in my system, i can't write the image to itself. I do, however, have a dvd burner on this system. Is it possible to use dd to image the entire hard drive directly to a series of either cds or dvds (i know it would be a stack of them, but i think it's my only option). Also, what compression options are available that might help reduce the size of the output? Are there other utilities that would do the same, but in a better way than dd?
Thanks for your help!!
ps: This is on Slackware Linux