Data recovery using `safecopy`
safecopy could be a useful addition to the article: it can rescue data from a damaged medium through a multi-stage process similar to ddrescue, but comes with presets for a pretty well thought out three-step process (e.g. safecopy --stage1 /dev/source target.img && safecopy --stage2 /dev/source target.img && safecopy --stage3 /dev/source target.img), so it should be much more intuitive to use for an inexperienced user.
I currently don't have enough time to flesh this out for inclusion in the article, but I figured I'd leave this here for future reference. -- n-st (talk) 11:45, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
Merge with System backup
I would like to merge the article into System backup. The reasoning is that disk cloning fits very neatly under the general umbrella of system backups, and it would allow to better structure the latter with more approaches to the task: global solutions like Clonezilla, block-level backup/cloning with dd and friends, filesystem-level/-specific backup with Btrfs, XFS and ext4 + partclone and FSArchiver's
savepart, and then file-level backup with rsync, tar, squashfs and fsarchiver's
This would also allow to clarify the use of "disk cloning" by placing it within a larger typology, as right now it lists things that belong to other categories (file-level...).