Hot disk change.

Tino Schwarze linux-poweredge.lists at tisc.de
Tue Apr 20 09:47:21 CDT 2010


Hi Fabio,

do you have some kind of LVM or other means of volume management in
place? What's your partition setup like? Please post output of
df -h.

Tino.

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 11:28:58AM -0300, Fabio Catunda wrote:
> 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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