On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 09:18:53AM -0500, Martin Boulianne wrote: > Hi, > Maybe this is a dumb question, but I was wondering if I could use > dump (and restore) on Windows NTFS partitions. > > Say I have a NTFS partition, ad0s1. Could I use: > # dump -b 4 -f /backups/winxp.dump /dev/ad0s1
Well, I htink it would work for a FATnn slice, but I don't know about NTFS. > Or after a restore, Windows would be able to read the files? What about dd, > with something like: > # dd if=/dev/ad0s1 of=/backups/winxp.bck bs=4k The problem is that dd copies essentially byte-by-byte and so it might not restore in the fashion you wish. Label blocks and file links would all have to be identical - which they might not be in a real life situation. But, give it a try. Copy it with dd and then restore it with dd back to a different slice and see what happens. ////jerry > > Thanks!! =) > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"