Clone

eclark eclark at alabanza.com
Mon Feb 12 08:55:59 CST 2007


Rob, this is inaccurate. 

dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb 

copies the entire disk as is. It is not partition specific as you seem to 
believe.


On Monday 12 February 2007 09:50 am, Robert Jaroszuk wrote:
> eclark wrote:
> > You can use dd also. dd if=/dev/somedisk of=/dev/somedestination
> >
> > This assumes the drive you are going to is at least as large (or
> > identical) as the one you are coming from. Comes free installed on pretty
> > much every unix known to man.
>
> I think rsync would be better.
> It will copy all files, not only one particular partition.
>
> If not rsync, you may try using tar and netcat:
>
> On the first server:
> (cd / && tar -cvf - ) | nc 192.168.1.2 2000
>
> On the second (destination):
> nc -l -p 2000 | tar -xvf -



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