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How to dd a local disk unto a remote disk?

I have a local machine that needs be migrated to remote disk. How can I do it with dd? I know local format for command dd if=/dev/sdx of=/dev/sdx count=x bs=x But how to do it via ssh direct from ...
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Problems mounting and dumping to external storage (Mac) from dedicated server (Ubuntu)

I have set up a Kimsufi KS-4A - 16G i7-920 1x2TB Server, and been following this guide on how to create my own Windows template for Kimsufi. I have come to the last steps of the tutorial. What I want ...
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Clone disk of a running VM and run it on VirtualBox

I'm in the following situation: I need to "clone" the disks (sda, sdb) of a running CentOS VM over SSH (i did this step by following this guide) and deploy them on something like VirtualBox. I tried,...
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How to dd a remote disk using SSH on local machine and save to a local disk

How can I create a backup of a remote disk using SSH on my local machine and save it to a local disk? I've tried the following: ssh hostname@my.ip.address "sudo dd if=/dev/sdX " | \ dd of=/home/...
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SSH remote backup script

I am trying to backup a remote server to my machine. I am trying something like ssh user@ip "dd if=/dev/sda" | dd of=~/backup.img But that obviously doesn't work. Other variants that don't work. ...
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How to restore a DD image file in my primary disk on new debian server

I have a dedicated Debian server at Online.net and I want to change the server by a more powerful (always Debian OS). For that, I have made an image on my old hard disk with this command: dd if=/dev/...
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Use dd to backup disk image within an OpenVZ container

I want to use dd to backup the disk of an OpenVZ VPS in addition to traditional cold tar backups. Because I may need to migrate to a different VPS provider. From end user point of view, OpenVZ ...
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from a sparse file to a block device over the network

If I have a sparse file representing a block device, then how can I efficiently restore the file over a network? Ideally, I'd use rsync -S host:file /dev/sdb, but rsync won't write to block devices. ...