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Downloading Snapshots to local computer

Posted December 17, 2014 7.1k views

Can I download a Snapshot to my local computer?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/132797/how-to-dd-a-remote-disk-using-ssh-on-local-machine-and-save-to-a-local-disk

If your intent is to backup a remote computer’s HDD A via SSH to a single file that’s on your local computer’s HDD, you could do one of the following…

run from local computer

$ ssh user@remote "dd if=/dev/sda | gzip -1 -" | dd of=image.gz

While it wouldn’t necessarily result in corrupted data, there would be inconsistencies in the destination file if writes were occurring during the dd.

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