[CentOS] Transferring system to new drive

Timothy Murphy gayleard at eircom.net
Tue Sep 14 08:12:46 EDT 2010

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?

Timothy Murphy  
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