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  • Is it possible to backup Compact Flash (CF) disk data to an image file and restore later?
  • Can you please give some pointers on the same?
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$ dd if=/dev/sdX of=cf_card.img


$ dd if=cf_card.img of=/dev/sdX
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ErikA: 'dd' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. Or: dd: /dev/sdg: No such file or directory :) – Sven Aug 4 '11 at 20:55
Hehe. In the case of a question where the OS isn't specified, I just default to linux/BSD. They ought to be using that anyway. :) – EEAA Aug 4 '11 at 20:56

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