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Offline hitsware

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Re: Best way to backup live TCL thumbdrives .........
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2012, 09:01:10 AM »
Duh .........
Well (for now) I'll just keep the 'default' 512
The 8G was a sorta joke ha-ha :)
I've thought about the wear on the drive.
Have you ever wore one out ?
Or known anyone that has ?

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Re: Best way to backup live TCL thumbdrives .........
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2012, 02:07:42 PM »
Hi hitsware
I've never worn one out.

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Re: Best way to backup live TCL thumbdrives .........
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2012, 04:24:14 PM »
Me neither. But I haven't really used them alot.
I might build a mini-itx with nothing except RAM
and USB. Then if you used 1 drive like a HD, I
suppose it might (eventually) go bunk.........

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Re: Best way to backup live TCL thumbdrives .........
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2012, 07:41:48 PM »
Why not build the USB then use ezremaster to build an ISO with tc + extensions as desired.  ?

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Re: Best way to backup live TCL thumbdrives .........
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2012, 10:19:09 PM »
Why not build the USB then use ezremaster to build an ISO with tc + extensions as desired.  ?
' dd ' precludes having to add ' ezremaster ' ...........

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Re: Best way to backup live TCL thumbdrives .........
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2012, 10:27:05 PM »
Ok  but ezremaster is just too easy and would have saved you all the grief, it is the method I use every day.   But so long as you got it sorted I guess.

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Re: Best way to backup live TCL thumbdrives .........
« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2012, 01:03:30 AM »

What it does with bs=8G, especially if you don't have that much RAM, I don't know.


RAM wouldn't be my only concern, but the fact that neither the source nor the target would be of exact size of 8GB when passing such to dd.
"Software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster." Niklaus Wirth - A Plea for Lean Software (1995)

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Re: Best way to backup live TCL thumbdrives .........
« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2012, 07:31:34 AM »
Ok  but ezremaster is just too easy and would have saved you all the grief, it is the method I use every day.   But so long as you got it sorted I guess.
I looked at it but it was Greek to me :(
Besides, I'm trying to keep extentions to the minimum.

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Re: Best way to backup live TCL thumbdrives .........
« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2012, 04:39:26 PM »
I understand,  I usually install ezremaster as Ondemand and never include it  (or it's dep's) in a remaster for that reason.   In reality it's simpler than ABC, just following the prompts.  If you ever get the urge to find a simpler method to build your ISO's exactly the way you want them and have used it a couple of times, I don't think you'll ever look back..

Having used it daily to make small ISO's each tailored for very specific requirements, I can vouch for it's simplicity and effectiveness.

« Last Edit: July 20, 2012, 05:08:37 PM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: Best way to backup live TCL thumbdrives .........
« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2012, 05:44:12 PM »
I might yet try it. I did have one of my copies fail to boot ..... ?????????

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Re: Best way to backup live TCL thumbdrives .........
« Reply #40 on: July 20, 2012, 10:32:04 PM »
I build ISO's in Virtual Machines configured exactly as needed in just a few minutes so it can't be that hard,  (with tcz's installed "inside initrd apps on boot" but you might want to select another option, personal tcz's and backups, settings etc)  then use ezremaster to make an ISO which can by deployed to any USB thumb drive.    There's plenty of help here if needed when configuring a remaster.  Don't let it be Greek, it's fairly self explanatory, if you mess up the first one, build another..  ;)