Can I make a clone of a RAW USb stick?

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2016-10-29
2016-11-10
  • Scott Tingh

    Scott Tingh - 2016-10-29

    Q1: Can I make a clone of a RAW USb stick?

    The USB is in RAW format, I want to clone it before I retrieve my files ffrom it. I'm denied access to them at the
    moment just cloning it first as precaution before I do recovery on it.

    I would like to clone the USB stick (1st; the original one I am cloning) to another USB stick (2nd, that will receive the cloned image)
    Q2: Does the other second USB stick need to be completely empty of any files before
    I clone the original USB stick?

    Detailed helpful would be much grateful. Thank you.

     
  • Steven Shiau

    Steven Shiau - 2016-10-30

    If it's RAW format, just use dd command to do that. Please google "dd" and you should be able to find that.

    As for your Q2, no, dd command will just overwrite everything.

    Steven

     
  • Scott Tingh

    Scott Tingh - 2016-10-31

    HI Steven,
    Thanks for helping. Quick question though.
    So no need for Clonezilla? just use any linux distro inbuilt cloning?
    And, should I clone or image using 'dd'. All I am trying to do is access my files which are in the USB but not accessible due to the USB being in RAW format now.

     
  • Steven Shiau

    Steven Shiau - 2016-11-10

    Command dd is avaiable on most of the GNU/Linux distributions. You can choose any one to use.
    For RAW format, you should use dd to clone or image it.

    Steven

     

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