[CentOS] Transferring system to new drive

Terry Polzin foxec208 at wowway.com
Tue Sep 14 09:08:06 EDT 2010


On Tue, 2010-09-14 at 13:12 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Is there a document with instructions for this?
> I've had smartd warnings that a hard disk in my server is sick,
> so I am installing a new drive (in addition to the old).
> 
> I was thinking of copying the old root partition with
> 	sudo cp -a -P /* /mnt/hd
> (after mounting the prospective new root partition).
> Then I'd have to modify the new /etc/fstab .
> 
> Is that a sensible approach?
> 
If your partitions are LVM then you could just migrate them from drive
to the other, exceptions of course would be /boot, non LVM swap.

You would then also have to install grub on the new disk.



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