[CentOS] Transferring system to new drive

Timothy Murphy gayleard at eircom.net
Tue Sep 14 08:54:38 EDT 2010

John R Pierce 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 generally use dump ... | restore ...     to clone a complete e2fs/e3fs
> volume.  it copies everything exactly on an inode by inode basis.

Thanks for the suggestion.
Could you give a concrete command for copying /
to say a new filesystem on /mnt/hd ?

(I'm wondering how this approach deals with symbolic links, 
/dev , /proc , etc

Timothy Murphy  
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