I am using iMac, with
Hybrid MBR partition table.
the GPT layout is:
- EFI partition.(FAT32)
- Windows 7 partition.(NTFS)
- MacOS partition.(HFS+)
the hybrid MBR is made by
gdisk, chosen #(1,2,3,5) from GPT.
I have triple boot OS managed by
Now, I'd like to backup my whole 500G disk by booting from a external linux USB disk.
I not sure about GPT table backup
Does above link mentioned also backup hybrid MBR? Or I need to backup GPT and hybrid MBR separately?
To backup, if I booted from Linux USB stick, mounting all partitions.
tar jcf to compress all partition data to another USB hard disk.
To restore, the steps will be, boot from Linux USB stick
- restore partition table(GPT+Hybrid MBR)
- reboot and format 5 partitions.
- mount all partition and
tar xfabove tarballs into mounted path separately.
Is above plan doable? Or any easier way to backup/restore my who disk with compressing ration. (I don't want to dd my disk...)