x86/DOS system backup via rs232?

Eric Christopherson echristopherson at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 20:58:20 CST 2015

On Thu, Nov 12, 2015, Jules Richardson wrote:
> As per subject line, does anyone know of any util that will back up an x86
> PC running some variant of DOS (MS, Compaq etc.) via rs232 to a remote
> system? (Linux preferable on the remote, but other options exist)
> I'm not finding anything via Google, but it seems like the sort of thing
> that some of the folks here may have done for their systems in the past.
> I'm thinking something that will do a sector-by-sector transfer from a given
> partition (maybe only in-use sectors, implying some minor intelligence on
> the remote end to covert into a raw image, but "send everything" mentality
> is better than nothing) - extra points for retrying bad sectors.
> cheers
> Jules

I've been pondering a way to do this with an Atari ST hard drive, too.

        Eric Christopherson

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