Downloading Snapshots to local computer

December 17, 2014 3.3k views

Can I download a Snapshot to my local computer?

3 Answers


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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