[Tiny-tux] Another SD card question

Alison Chaiken alchaiken at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 07:00:20 UTC 2011

Tried several different ways to back up USB drives and SD cards, and
far and away the winner is squashfs, which

-- compresses on the fly;
-- encrypts if you want it to;
-- has regexp-based excludes;
-- slices and dices (okay, not really);
-- *recoverably* writes to just about any USB drive or SDcard, even
ones you thought were borked forever!

Yes, take those apparently bricked NAND storage devices out of the
trashcan, and try writing to them with squashfs.    It's tied with
parcellite and xournal for my favorite new tools of 2011 so far.

Alison Chaiken
(650) 279-5600  (cell)
A career in Silicon Valley is just like a chess game, only players can
move all the pieces every turn and some of the pawns bite.

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