# dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/hda
Here “if” represents input HDD and “of” represents output HDD. So make sure make the entry properly because it might lead you to complete loss of data.
If you receive any error running the above command then try the following command
# dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/hda conv=noerror,sync
Using this, the command will continue to copy even if gets any read error.
But this is not much appropriate to copy the harddisk files to remote locations so I prefer making an image file of the harddisk and restoring the same to a remote location.
# dd if=/dev/sda of=/backup/hdd_1.img
Restoring from a image file
# dd if=hdd_1.img of=/dev/hda
Converting CD-ROM into .iso file
Here we are specifying the default block size i.e.2048 bytes which will be used to convert the cdrom file into .iso file
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