[CentOS] Transferring system to new drive

Timothy Murphy gayleard at eircom.net
Fri Sep 17 17:52:25 EDT 2010


Timothy Murphy wrote:

> Marcelo M. Garcia wrote:
> 
>>> I was thinking of copying the old root partition with
>>> sudo cp -a -P /* /mnt/hd
> 
>> I think the command rsync is a better approach for this task. It has
>> much more features, for example, you can exclude certain files.
> 
> Thanks for the suggestion.

Thanks for all the responses.

Further to my query,
I'm wondering if one can safely copy partitions
(in particular the root partition / )
while the system is running.

The reason that I ask is that I'm slightly afraid
the machine will not re-boot into single-user mode
with the present OS on the sick disk.



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