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Backup to the same partition

Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:58 am
by squash
Is it possible to backup (using partimage) a partition to the same partition ?.
E.g. hda2 to hda2

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:36 pm
by IanMcC
The simple answer is no. basicaly immagine what would happen when it tryed to backup the start of the zipped backup file. It would end up infinatly getting bigger and adding itself to itself.

thats not to say such a fancy feet is totaly impossible. I expect someone with more programming skills than me could make something that finds out which clusters are used for the backup file then ignores ignores itself when deciding what to backup. as far as I know no such funky system exists let me know if you find anything.