Backing up XP/Vista bootcamp

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  1. n8236 macrumors 65816

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    So I recently setup my Vista bootcamp partition just the way I like it and want to back it up.

    First I tried Disk Utility, but gave me an error message that it was too large when in fact I had enough space on my external. Then I tried SuperDuper, but it did not see the bootcamp partition.

    Any suggestions as to how I can make an image of it so I don't have to recreate it?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    You could always run dd from Terminal if you were so inclined...

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  3. n8236 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm the last person on planet Earth you want using Terminal. :)
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Have you personally tried this?

    And if so, how does it work? Any errors or problems doing it with dd?
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    I use dd all the time to make ISO images of CDs and the occasional flash memory card/stick. I have made a backup of the Windows partition, but I have not verified that I can restore it.

    The joys of unix, everything is a file. :p

    (Doesn't help the OP though).

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  6. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Well, if you happen to try it soon I would like to hear of the result before I give it a shot.

    Thanks!
     

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