[CentOS] Transferring system to new drive

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Tue Sep 14 09:24:40 EDT 2010

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 9/14/10 7:54 AM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>> 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
>> 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

As someone else said, you do *NOT* copy /dev, /prov, or /sys - those are
memory-only virtual filesystems.
> Otherwise, 'rsync --one-file-system -aH  source target' will work and will
Or, as we do at work, after mounting /dev/<newdisk/3 /mnt

rsync -HPavxz --exclude /mnt /. /mnt/.


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