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Prashanth Waugh
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vxdump

Hi,

What is the diff between vxdump and dd.

Regards
atulkumar
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Amar_Joshi
Honored Contributor

Re: vxdump

I am not a big UNIX guy but the major difference is that VxDUMP works for VxFS, that means it's a filesystem based backup utility whereas "dd" is more versatile because it works at block level copy/backup mechanism. So dd will work universally but vxdump will only work with own file systems. Also, dd is there for many years and I believe dd doesn't have very good compression mechanism compare to others.

Hope that helps.