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How to backup the disk partition table

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MBR backup:

dd if=/dev/hda of=mbr_backup.bin bs=1 count=512

Swap if/of around to recover the entire MBR .

The partition table is located in MBR at 0x01BE (446) offset and consists of 4 records of 16 bytes.

To recover the partition table only:

dd if=mbr_backup.bin of=/dev/you-device bs=1 count=64 skip=446 seek=446

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