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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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Name

e2image

Synopsis

                  e2image [option] device 
                  file
               

System administration command. Store disaster recovery data for ext2 filesystem on device to image file file. Weekly filesystem images can be an important part of a disaster recovery plan.

Option

-r

Create a raw image file that can be checked and debugged using filesystem utilities such as e2fsck or debugfs. Raw images are created as sparse files. Either compress the image file before moving it, or use the -sparse=always option when copying it with cp.

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