[CentOS] Antwort: Re: How to clone CentOS server ?

przemolicc at poczta.fm przemolicc at poczta.fm
Mon Aug 31 06:21:37 UTC 2009

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 01:46:26PM +0200, Frank.Brodbeck at klingel.de wrote:
> Hi
> Kai Schaetzl <maillists at conactive.com> schrieb am 26.08.2009 13:31:22:
> > Ivan Varbanov wrote on Wed, 26 Aug 2009 14:10:27 +0300:
> > 
> > > It will not work if the drives are in raid
> > 
> > Don't know if that is really true ... Anyway:
> > Install a minimal system and then rsync everything over.
> I always prefer dump(8) and restore(8) via nc(1). All those
> programs are available from a CentOS boot cd. But be aware
> that this makes a full clone with all the possible crap and
> leftovers which might be hanging around on your system.
> So I tend to do an appropriate install of the new machine,
> and selectively copy configuration files and the data I
> know I want and install the packages I need. Yes, it's a bit
> more work than just cloning, but also a good opportunity to
> get rid of old ballast.


I would prefer installing new server but sometimes (i.e. when you take
over some servers) you don't have enough time to carefully
select what should and what shouldn't be copied.

Przemyslaw Bak (przemol)

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