[CentOS] How to copy a system?

Thu May 5 12:01:57 UTC 2011
Brunner, Brian T. <BBrunner at gai-tronics.com>

centos-bounces at centos.org wrote:
> At Thu, 05 May 2011 07:44:52 -0400 CentOS mailing list
> <centos at centos.org> wrote: 
>> On 05/05/2011 07:13 AM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>>> Is there a standard way of copying a working system
>>> from one machine to another with different partitions?
>> You could also utilize cloning software, such as the client version
>> of drbl, clonezilla livecd. 
>> You could also do a direct copy with dd onto a connected drive.
> Warning: dd is not a good choise if the source and desination
> drives/partitions are *different* sizes.

Different block mappings will also give you grief.
.:. The drives must be identical manufacturer and model, down to the
firmware revision.
dd is not a backup tool in the general sense.

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