clone a hard drive to a remote directory via ssh tunnel, and compressing the image

# dd if=/dev/sda | gzip -c | ssh user@ip 'dd of=/mnt/backups/sda.dd'

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By: coolman
2009-07-06 19:05:55

What Others Think

Not a bad idea but doing it on a disk that's being regularly written to (like say the disk that /var lives on) will leave you with incorrect backups.
TheMightyBuzzard · 537 weeks ago
The command was not written to backup a "live" system
coolman · 536 weeks and 6 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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