[CentOS] Three Identical systems - short cut to setting up the drives?

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Fri Jul 4 09:22:58 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-07-03 at 21:11 -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> <snip>

> Is there some way, (with dd I might guess) to do a hardare level copy?

I've seen many posts on this list that recommend Clonezilla for this
sort of thing. You run off CD and it is said to be faster than DD
because it is hardware aware (forgive the alliteration) and so only
copies actual data.

I've not had occassion to use it though.

> <snip>

> I would want to copy the paritition table and my 3 partitions (/boot, 
> swap, LVM (/ and /home ext3 partitions in the LVM)) and all their contents.
> Thing is I only have one USB drive enclosure so I would be running from 
> the drive I want to copy from.
> I would hope this is faster than 2 more installs.
> <snip sig stuff>


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