A quick update from my experiments.
I tried dd on a kubuntu VM using the existing image file from 'Win32DiskImager' tool. As expected it dumped tons of data onto the new card and exited out with error message at the end.
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dd bs=4M if=rpi1_backup_20170121.img of=/dev/sdb
dd: error writing ‘/dev/sdb’: No space left on device
1896+0 records in
1895+0 records out
Ignoring the message I plugged the newly written SD card into the RPI. On power up it didn't even boot. Not even showing a flicker on the red LED.
I wanted to try the newly written SD card in a second RPI and got the same failure.
The second RPI is a slightly different model version. So I am uncertain if that experiment proved bad SD card or incompatible RPI version.
RPI#1 = Model B Rev 1.0 256MB
RPI#2 = Model B Rev 2.0 512MB
I might try the new SD card copy tool next.
What about running gparted tool on the mounted 'original' SD card to make the partition smaller and then create new image?