dd and cloning w/ubuntu
Hi everyone, I'm repairing a windows based machine for my in-laws and the hard drive needs to be replaced. The drive functions well enough to use dd or ddrescue, BUT I'm replacing their 1TB with a 500GB. The data has the usual partitions for windows 7 and they have only taken up about 65GB with the OS and data.
What are the precautions for this type of cloning? Can I safely copy from a larger drive to a smaller one when the amount of data is so small? Are there any arguments I can add to prevent problems (ie. rsync)?
Thanks for the help!
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