Hot disk change.

Fabio Catunda fcatunda at contactnet.com.br
Tue Apr 20 09:28:58 CDT 2010


Thanks for all responses.

Now I see that I am in trouble.

I really cannot install everything from zero, it will take too long and 
might not work.

I would like to know your opinion about the following procedure:
1 - Shutdown
2 - Remove both disks
3 - Plug both 2TB new disks and create a new virtual disk on the controller
4 - Plug one of the old 250GB disks in a separate SATA connector
5 - dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sda (where sdb is the old disk and sda is the 
new virtual disk)
6 - fstab, resize2fs, etc, etc...!

I really don't know if the OS will recognize and be able to read the old 
disk plugged in another SATA connector.

Thanks in advance.

Fábio Catunda.



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