[CentOS] Best way to duplicate a live Centos 5 server?

Mon Jul 9 05:37:33 UTC 2012
Emmanuel Noobadmin <centos.admin at gmail.com>

On 7/9/12, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> On 07/08/12 7:14 PM, Joseph Spenner wrote:
>> What is running on the server?  You might be able to get away with a dd,
>> to build a duplicate disk.  This disk can be directly attached or on
>> another server tunneled through ssh.
> or setup a drbd replica, wait for it to replicate, then stop the
> replication.

That requires drbd to be setup in advance doesn't it? I was trying
this approach then ran into that wall. And given the amount of work
required to get drbd working on a new setup, it seemed easier to use
mdraid to do the same thing.