[mythtv-users] How do I "clone" the HD on a FE?
markgilmore1322 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 13:26:03 UTC 2007
On 10/10/07, Craig Huff <huffcslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been having problems with the swap partition not being recognized
> on my system, so I was going to put a second hard drive in and use
> to format, label, and assign UUIDs to the second drive and then copy over
> the contents of the first drive. After testing the copy as a replacement
> then I would be free to reconstruct the first copy without risking losing
> frontend's setup.
> Great theory. I think in the end I used both gparted and qtparted, but it
> like I succeeded in duplicating the partitioning on the second (larger --
> 40 vs.
> 20 GB) drive, but...
> I couldn't figure out how to copy the data over from / to the second disk.
> I realized a little late that I can't reference a disk device like
> /dev/hda1 as the
> input for tar as I would for copying a subdirectory. Also, I was tired of
> awkward position I was working in anyway. Do I need to do a dump piped
> into a restore to do this? I suppose there's a way to use dd, but I think
> used dd only two or three times in the 15 years I've been administering
> Solaris systems at work and now my Linux machines at home. What
> recommendations do you have?
> (BTW, after I got the second drive out and rebooted the FE again, of
> THIS TIME it came up with swap working automatically. Go figure! The
> test is if it works every time through the weekend.)
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I've been using Ghost for Linux (G4L) to take images of my drive. It also
has the ability to clone:
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