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Friday, June 29, 2012

Cloning a drive with dd

I read on lifehacker that cloning a drive with Linux is easy as running this command.


dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb

Is this true? Apparently it is a bit for bit copy but I just can't imagine the process being this simple. Has anyone successfully cloned a drive with this method? I don't want to brick my data by using unsafe methods.