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Re: [SLE] How to move installation to another disk (inside same computer)?
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 07:56:09 -0500
  • Message-id: <1138884969.11418.5.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 2006-02-02 at 13:38 +0100, Catimimi wrote:
> HG a écrit :
> > Hello!
> >
> > I have 10.0 installed on a large (but old) disk. Now I have another
> > same sized disk and a (old) smaller disk as well. What I'd like to do
> > is to move the installation from current drive to the smaller drive
> > and then set up the 2 large drives with mirroring (for data).
> >
> > The guestion is, how can I move everything from one disk to another
> > when they are of different sizes? (Equivalent of what Norton Ghost
> > does I guess.) I think dd only works with same sized disks, right?
> >
> > I'm thinking that I should create partitions on the new smaller drive.
> > Boot with SuSE-live (or knoppix) and then as root, just "cp *" from

Be careful with using "cp *" as it will not work without the correct
switches set. You might also look into using rsync to do the copy
process as it works quite well.

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Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998


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