[CentOS] Copying CentOS to new drive
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Wed May 4 11:22:04 UTC 2016
On Wed, 04 May 2016 12:38:41 +0200 Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net> wrote:
> I recently asked about copying a running system to a new drive.
> As a postscript, I'm wondering if it would have been preferable
> to run the machine under a Live OS, and simply copy the root partition
> to the new drive?
> Eg while running under the LiveOS,
> # mkdir /mnt/old /mnt/new
> # mount /dev/sda7 /mnt/old
> # mount /dev/sdb6 /mnt/new
> # cp -avx /mnt/old /mnt/new
> # rsync -ax --progress /mnt/old /mnt/new
I personally would not copy FROM or TO running systems. Thus,
proceeding to the copy from a third (liveCD or not) system sounds good
to me. A bare cp -ax, tar or rsync. Of course, make sure that the
target fs is empty before copying (WRT system files).
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