The easiest way to migrate to another (bigger) hard drive?
wipe_out at users.sourceforge.net
Fri Apr 30 07:05:21 UTC 2004
Rick Stevens wrote:
> Or (on the existing system):
> # cd /
> # tar cvpP -x /dev -x /proc -f /dev/st0 *
> And on the new system, install the the system and
> # tar xvpPkf /dev/st0
> It's clunky, but it works--assuming the new system is already bootable.
> Yup. Sure is.
This may actually work..
Just one issue unless I am missing something..
In the restore you used a "k" option to keep existing files and not
overwrite them.. Does this mean that for example all the existing files
in /etc would not be restored? which would mean all user accounts and
custom settings would not be available on the new drive.. Also all logs
/var/log/* would not be restored either..
I guess they would have to be restored manually.. :(
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