Disk cloning with rclone?


Is there an advantage to doing it this way, instead of

rclone rcat remote:disk.raw < /dev/sda

Will I lose anything with this variation? Or is it risky? How would I know if the image is corrupt?
It gives me non-trivial time savings over dd

I don't think so.

It is the same level of risk as the dd

That is a hard problem in general. Is the disk image changing? If not you could md5sum it (rclone md5sum - < /dev/sda) and compare with the md5sum on the remote (or whatever checksum your remote supports). That would give good confidence that it is intact.

here is a script that might be helpful

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