Write (restore) only changed blocks

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Write (restore) only changed blocks

Postby jdkfi » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:37 am

Can partimage be configured to write (restore) only CHANGED blocks
(read first and compare). That would hugely prolong ssd life as it has
limited number of writes.

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Re: Write (restore) only changed blocks

Postby feffer » Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:59 pm

No, partimage will save all blocks in the target partition and restore them all in a restore. There are several techniques to get the most out of ssds depending upon your operating system. I have an ssd each for my linux OSes and Win7 with the operating system on the ssd and my data files on a spinning drive. I use fsarchiver to backup the operating systems. The backup is only a "read" operation. If you need to restore an OS, you'll want to get the whole thing.

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