[QUOTE=skelton;2099412]I have always found that dd on Linux is the best tool for making
byte-for-byte copies of drives.
dd if=/dev/sdX of=driveimage.img
Will copy the entire drive including the boot sector to
a file called driveimage.img Replace X with the correct
The price is right too.[/QUOTE]
Thanks, this really helped me.
Just my 2 cents:
to get a much smaller dd image backup file, you can write a dummy zero file to the flash drive, then erase it, then make a new backup and compress it, the compressed size is impressive (about 26 kb for a 2Gb drive), here is how:
cd /media/DRIVE_NAME (your drive name)
dd if=/dev/zero of=test.bin
Now, you can repeat the procedure and compress the output file.
Again, thanks for you help