The dd command helps Linux users to clone, backup, and restore system hard disks and their associated data. This command also extends to other user and system-critical functionalities but this article seeks to explore its applicability in creating and restoring system hard disk images.
The legacy and standards that drive the Linux operating system make it impeccable and unique among other operating system distributions in terms of achieving certain user-critical functionalities.
On the other hand, achieving these same user and system objectives only requires the mastery of certain OS-bound commands. The advantage of referencing such commands is that they often apply to all Linux distributions so that you do not have to worry about finding a package or command configuration that is compatible with your current Linux distribution.