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    Hello,
    I've used imageUSB to make a backup of an usb drive with mbr and 2 ext4 partitions (it has a linux distro installed on it)
    All worked fine.

    The question is, is it a propretary format or can i open it with other tools open source or not?
    Most importantly, can i use linux's dd to restore from the bin to a drive ?
    I've seen a custom header, how long in bytes is it ?
    For instance, can i do a
    dd if=image.bin bs=512 skip=[1/2/4] of=/dev/sdb
    where /dev/sdb would be the flash drive to restore to and
    where the skip value would mean 1*block size or 2 or 4 depending on imageUSB's custom header length in the bin file.136

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    imageUSB's .bin files have a 512-byte header added to the beginning of the raw image. More information from the help file...
    imageUSB's .bin File Format:
    imageUSB's .bin files have a 512-byte header added to the beginning of the raw image.

    Header Format:
    0
    32
    Program name string "imageUSB" (wchar + null terminator)
    32
    4
    Program version major integer
    36
    4
    Program version minor integer
    40
    4
    Program version build integer
    44
    4
    Program version revision integer
    48
    8
    Image length in bytes (excluding header, unsigned long long)
    56
    8
    Image checksum value* (deprecated, unsigned long long, kept for compatibility)
    64
    66
    MD5 checksum* (wchar + null terminator)
    130
    82
    SHA1 checksum* (wchar + null terminator)
    212
    300
    Not used - reserved for future use

    You can also mount the image file as a virtual disk using the OSFMount software.

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