I want to create an image of a Windows file system, while running Linux. The file system is encrypted but will be decrypted for the purpose of the backup.
How can I create an image of only my files? So if I have a 4GB USB with 1 .txt inside, an image would only be of the 1 .txt and would not take up 4GB of space.
This doesn't seem like a big issue on a small scale, but I will be backing up Windows, which will be encrypted by Linux, by following: https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=How%20to%20Back%20Up%20Securely
So I only want my image to take up the amount of space that Windows is taking. NOT 250GB. All or most search results, if I missed some, say to use dd. dd creates complete images. When someone has previously asked for their image to only take up the necessary space, people have said to overwrite the spare space with 0s. Which 1) Doesn't resolve the question and 2) is impossible with SSDs because of wear leveling.