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Cloning an old PCMCIA card?

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G'day

I need to copy/clone an old PCMCIA card as a backup.
The cards are all PCMCIA 16mb cards (and we should be able to get a hold of an older laptop with PCMCIA slot). I would assume using a flavor of linux would be best to just "clone" the card (as i'm not sure what filesystem its using/how the software is stored yet till i get a hold of the laptop - i doubt it'll just be a file i can copy from one to the other though!)

If so, what flavor of linux (livecd?) should i use and what program/commands (i've read after some googling people doing it with dd to make an img of a drive and restoring it back to a new unmounted card).

Cheers

ps. Basic reason for doing all this is the card is a data card for an old car diagnostic scanner (which is great for use on old cars btw), it had 2 cards, one that held data for all Asian cars and one that held data for all Aus/Euro/Etc cars.

The "asian' card recently died and the cards and data are no longer available for purchase (obsolete - btw we already have a later model scanner so its not a matter of just buying a new one, rather these older scanners are great for older model cars and have programming options that many new scanners dont have), leaving us with only the Aus/Euro card which we want to clone to a new card as a backup incase the Aus/Euro card dies also (rendering the scanner completely useless).
Edited by ShadoX - 10/25/15 at 7:53pm
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I've no experience with working with PCMCIA but in Linux it would be seen as a storage DEVice so there should be no serious problems aside from reaqding documentation so that you feel confidant. I'd expect all that would be easiest with the CloneZilla Live CD where you'd have point and click options and not have to concern yourself with the commands underneath,

Information and Download can be found at CloneZilla Live
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