On 06Sep2018 21:00, Ranjan Maitra <maitra(a)email.com> wrote:
On Thu, 6 Sep 2018 19:07:11 -0600 Joe Zeff <joe(a)zeff.us> wrote:
> On 09/06/2018 06:20 PM, Ranjan Maitra wrote:
> > I have two drives mounted on a F28 system. Both are identical 4TB drives.
> > The second one is empty. I am concerned about the first one failing so
> > would like to copy the contents (which are around 3.7 TB) to the second.
> > What is the fastest way to copy the contents of the first drive to the second? I
was using rsync, but is there a better way?
> I'd go with Clonezilla if I were in your position.
Thanks very much! I have no experience with Clonezilla and the tar seems to be
doing the work so I will stick to it for now.
I've used Clonezilla. It's handy for imaging new machines from a master machine
(I'm working for someone doing that right now) but otherwise it's rather
tedious and is rather aimed at getting data from an arbitrary machine to
another over a network, its core strength. It'll image multiple machines at
If you've got the drives mounted locally already it is probably not worth the
Anecdote: I once did some work for a group where they insisted on making new
VMs by using Ghost (similar use case to Clonezilla) to a new blank VM. Instead
of, you know, just copying a drive image file :-(
Cameron Simpson <cs(a)cskk.id.au>