Re: Easy and fast way for Mac users to backup/restore their RPi SD card
Why using ApplePi-Baker V2 on a MAC or Drewsif/PiShrink on a Linuxtoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
machine is better than just using the 'dd' utility.
1. If you think managing a number of 16, 32 or 64GB images is easy then
you don't do it very often.
2. Using a utility that gets rid of most of the unused sectors in your
mSD card file system results in a significantly smaller image. Add some
compression on that image and now you have an image size that while
still large is at least reasonably manageable.
3. Both ApplePi-Baker V2(MAC) & Drewsif (Linux) provide an expand on
boot utility. What you will find is that unless your target mSD card has
exactly the same architecture (cylinders/heads/sectors) as your source
mSD card, using dd to write an image your mSD card will fail to
boot. Buying the same SD card as you last used a few months ago does NOT
guarantee that both cards have the same architecture.
4. The Department of Defense Computer Forensics Lab (DCFL) provides a
superior utility to dd called dcfldd (http://dcfldd.sourceforge.net/)
Charles Blackburn <email@example.com> writes:
it's mach so it's *nix based. just use the DD command and be done with it...