#44 e2cp

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2012-11-28
2010-08-16
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It would be really nice to have a utility to copy an ext2/3/4 filesystem to a new disk or file but only transfer the minimal data needed. This would exclude blocks that are not currently in use, deleted inodes, etc. This is very useful when dealing with copy on write backed devices, as the resulting image size is much smaller than just copying the whole raw device. A sample use case might be copy a disk to an image archive.

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