Backup Operating System Image files with dd Utility

By | April 16, 2015

dd Utility is a tool to copy and install operating system IMG and/or ISO files  to memory cards or other removable storage, dd Utility allow user to easlily backup and restore your OS image, as well as create bootable Linux instalation USB drives from IMG/ISO files.

dd Utility is a GUI version for the dd command line utility. dd Utility is an Open Source Project. Thanks to thefanclub for making this dd Utility !

dd Utility Features

  • Write disk image files to memory cards and removable storage.
  • Create bootable USB stick from ISO files of Linux installations.
  • Backup and Restore IMG files to memory card and disk.
  • Install and Restore compressed disk image files on the fly. Supported file formats: IMG, ISO, Zip, GZip and XZ.
  • Backup and compress disk image files on the fly to significantly reduce the file size of backups.
  • Drag and Drop Backup and Restore.
  • Ideal for flashing IMG files to SD Cards for use with Raspberry Pi, Arduino,  BeagleBoard and other ARM boards.
  • Open Source project. Code available on GitHub

How to install dd Utility

First you need to download dd Utility DEB installation file from here. Once you download the DEB files, you just need to install it using the following command or double click on it.

$ sudo dpkg -i ddutility_1.4_all.deb

If you see any errors, run this following command :

$ sudo apt-get -f install

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Backup Operating System Image files with dd Utility

Backup Operating System Image files with dd Utility

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