Size of dumped partition

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Size of dumped partition

#1 Post by miketimberlake » 19 Feb 2015, 10:03

Hi,

A simple question here. I'm using testdisk to create a disk image from a failing disk. The partition I'm writing to is completely empty, but both the source partition and the target partition are 3gb. So, I'm guessing the image is going to be too big for the target partition, right?

The problem partition was about 95% full. If it's going to be too big for the target partition, is there another tool I could use that would create a smaller image?

Thanks all :)

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Re: Size of dumped partition

#2 Post by cgrenier » 19 Feb 2015, 20:53

When you use a disk to file copy, the destination must be larger than the source.
To create a disk to disk copy, it's better to use gnu ddrescue.

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Re: Size of dumped partition

#3 Post by miketimberlake » 19 Feb 2015, 22:18

Hi,

Thanks, this is what I figured out today, then I can split the image across more than one disk, meaning I don't have to shell out for a 4tb disk :)

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