Best way to replace a drive with a clone
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Sat Jul 31 17:59:44 UTC 2010
According to the SMART stats, the single drive in my Fedora server is
starting to fail. Rather than backup, do a clean install, and rebuild,
I'd like to try to clone the existing drive to a new one, then swap in
the new one.
What are the restrictions on doing this and the best way to accomplish
it? I have the Clonezilla Live CD that I use for backup. Will that do
Or will a straight dd do it?
add new drive as PATA slave /dev/sdb
dd -if /dev/sda -of /dev/sdb
change the jumpers on /dev/sdb to match what was /dev/sda
In the dd procedure, I'm not sure what to do if sdb is larger than sda.
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