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       dd greps the grub  ;-)

       and just as I thought it was safe to go back in the water  ;-)

On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 6:51 AM, Tom Davies <> wrote:

Hi :)
If rsync is available on Windows then it might not be so easy to charge
people so much for apps that do back-ups.  Unless no-one knew about it of

I tried a back-up utility that looked great until i used it to restore a
bootable Windows and found the Windows boot-loader was completely lost
because things were not in exactly the right place.  Someone suggested
using dd but to grep it through some archiving tool.  I did fix the Windows
restored drive but by installing Grub2.  Grub2 survived the back-up and
restore process but it felt like i was cheating because the whole purpose
was to restore the machine to exactly the way it arrived from the store.

I'm going to ask about grepping a dd through an archiving tool on
to see if they can give me a good idea of how to actually write the
Regards from
Tom :)

From: Felmon Davis <>
Sent: Tuesday, 4 December 2012, 19:23
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] query re. LO crashing ...

On Tue, 4 Dec 2012, anne-ology wrote:

      rsync  ???

      I think i are sinking fast ...

sink  vb sinks, sinking, sank ; sunk, sunken

you are probably just joshing around but 'sync' has nothing to do with
'sink'; one is germanic, the other is greek.

'syn'+'chronos' as in 'synchronize'.

sometimes the spelling of words, like the syntax of directory paths,

(and 'syntax' has nothing to do with 'sin' or 'taxes'!)

'rsync' is a great utility; I assume it's available for Windows but I
don't know but there's certainly equivalent stuff.


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