provides utilities to back up and restore used-blocks of a partition [...]
My environment is a VMware virtual machine bootstrapped with the Arch Linux ISO and with the following mounted storage:
sda, which is a physical USB flash disk,
sdb, which is a virtual disk (VMDK).
Details follows in the figure:
df command output shows that only 527 MB are used on
I assume the actual used blocks can be copied onto
/dev/sda1, whose size is 858 MB.
The related Partclone command and output follows:
Can you give some hints on the error shown in the figure above?
Can Partclone actually perform a copy only of filesystem used blocks, therefore saving space?
Or is this feature intended only to make Partclone faster and not to save space?
If the approach suggested here is mistaken, can you suggest the proper way to copy a filesystem used blocks?
Update. A typo has been fixed where
/dev/sda1 was misspelled as