[CentOS] Transferring system to new drive

Timothy Murphy gayleard at eircom.net
Tue Sep 14 08:58:34 EDT 2010

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.
Could you offer a precise command for copying the system
from / to /mnt/hd , say?
Would one exclude /dev or /proc , for example?

Timothy Murphy  
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