I have a 100GB NTFS-formatted drive, and a 250GB external USb disk.
I am thinking of using a live disk, as is described here, except that I will skip the gzip part.
I have enough space. I just want to back up EVERYTHING (including recoverable deleted files) for forensic purposes. That is why gzip is more of a nuisance in this case (I think).
Anyhow, if I use this command:
sudo dd if=/dev/hd_ > /mnt/hd__/image_name.dd
Will this save EVERYTHING, or just the healthy and existing directory structure?
Also, what is the easiest way to mount that image later on: A) Mac OS Leopard B) Windows XP / Vista / 7?
Free versions of software are preferred, but I will consider shelling out some $ if the product is amazing.
Thank you and Happy New Year!