Subject: Re: life of CF card
To: None <port-hpcmips@NetBSD.org>
From: Thomas Isenbarger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/18/2006 17:53:12
>> I have a Powerbook with a PC card slot and an appropriate adapter for
>> my CF card. Does anyone have a good solution for backing up a CF
>> card using a Mac, for instance, writing the contents of the CF card
>> to a file on my Powerbook in some way?
> Hopefully, the device is accessible via /dev/wd.. or something
> similar. If you
> know which device fd to use, you can simply `cat /dev/wd0 | gzip >
> But that means that, in order to restore your backup, you really
> ought to
> restore it to a CF card that is completely identical to the card
> your backup
> came from. Otherwise, you will need to figure out how to mount the
> card and tar
> up the filesystem. I don't know the BSDs all that well, and
> probably couldn't
> give you advice on how to do that sort of thing.
Does anyone else have any good backup solutions?