[CentOS] Hardisk cloning for centos-5.3

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Mon Feb 15 13:49:34 UTC 2010


At Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:55:02 +0530 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

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> Hi, 
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> I want to clone my hardisk containing the centos-5.3 OS and its swap 
> region on  to new raw hardisk via network
> either through ssh, tftp or ftp. How do i do that ?
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> Is there any Tool for that or will DD command be sufficient.I know that dd 
> command will have to be used on hardisk
> with already existing partitions and not on raw disk.

DD is not really the proper tool for this, for a whole pile of reasons. 
See the article I wrote on this subject at the URL:

http://www.deepsoft.com/2009/01/how-to-transfer-a-linux-system-from-one-disk-to-another/

While the above article assumes that the copy is on a second *local*
disk, it is trivial to insert 'ssh remote.host.domain' into the pipe line.

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> Regards,
> Premraj M
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