rsync a cloned dual boot SSD drive for backup ? Catastrophic SSD future failure recovery ideas.

linux guy linuxguy123 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 20:53:05 UTC 2012


Some relevant links.

http://www.arsgeek.com/2008/01/22/how-to-clone-your-bootable-ubuntu-install-to-another-drive/
http://www.crn.com/news/channel-programs/171200478/cloning-a-linux-hard-drive.htm?pgno=1
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-general-1/using-rsync-to-clone-hard-drive-921303/
http://serverfault.com/questions/4906/using-dd-for-disk-cloning

I want a complete bootable clone when I'm done, but I don't want to
copy file errors onto the clone.

I'm thinking that I could set up the SSD and then clone it to the backup HD.

After that I could run rsync each night to keep the clone sync'd with the SSD.

Would that work ?

Will dd clone the entire drive, including the Windows installation and
the boot partition ?

Does dd have any requirements other than the destination partition has
to be greater than the source partition ?

Will rsync copy the Windows 7 partition ?

Thanks !


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