[CentOS] Transferring system to new drive
heller at deepsoft.com
Tue Sep 14 09:03:13 EDT 2010
At Tue, 14 Sep 2010 13:12:46 +0100 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> 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 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?
Probably not. Do you have a separate /boot file system? The default
CentOS installer generally creates a separate /boot file system and puts
everything else on a LVM volume group (and carves two logical volumes
from that: one for swap and one for /).
Here is an article I wrote about doing this:
Robert Heller -- 978-544-6933
Deepwoods Software -- Download the Model Railroad System
http://www.deepsoft.com/ -- Binaries for Linux and MS-Windows
heller at deepsoft.com -- http://www.deepsoft.com/ModelRailroadSystem/
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