Unix disk images and archiving

From: Christopher Smith <csmith_at_amdocs.com>
Date: Mon Mar 25 12:02:46 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Hellige [mailto:jhellige_at_earthlink.net]

> My '040 Cube is running NeXTstep 3.3 with CAPer, so if I made
> images I could easily move them on to my main Mac for storage. The
> distribution disks in question have NS 0.9, 1.0, 1.0a, 2.0, 2.1, and
> 3.0, as well as a non-bootable disk of 3.2. They've been verified as
> readable and still containing the OS (on my '040 Cube after being
> locked). Due to the unknown quality of the OD in my '030 Cube I
> really don't want to try and boot one on it and I'd like to get them
> to another media before I lose the ability to
> read them altogether.

Well, after reading your post two or three times, and
not finding a question in it, I'm going to try to answer
anyway. :)

I'll assume the questing is something like:

"How on earth do I make a copies of the distribution
disks onto different media?"

Anyway, what I would do is to make an image, using dd,
of one of the disks, and then try to put it on the
external drive. See if you can boot it from there,
and then read the image back from the external drive
and make sure it hasn't changed.

If that works, repeat the process. I would also try
burning the image onto cd with cdrecord (for instance),
if it's possible. That may just turn out to be another
option. The added bonus here is that CDs are common as


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