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[SLUG] Duplicating a HDD
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- Subject: [SLUG] Duplicating a HDD
- From: Doug Stalker <dougs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Aug 21 11:44:51 2000
Scenario: I have two HDDs that are identical (same brand, model, size,
etc) and I want to make one a copy of the other. At the moment I'm just
plaicng them both into a system, booting up from a disk with TOMSRTBT on
it, and running dd if=/dev/hdc of=/dev/hda. This works, but takes a
long time - it has to copy all the blank space on the HDD as well, and
the particular systems I'm using for this are *very* slow with HDD
How could I do this quicker?
The source disk has only one ext2 partition and a swap partition on it.
If I just partiton the target disk the same way as the source disk I can
copy the files over, which should take care of the ext and swap
partitions, but how do I duplicate the boot sector of the HDD?
Network Operations Engineer - Big Pond Advance Satellite
Ericsson Australia - Level 5, 184 The Broadway, Sydney 2000
Ph: +61-416-085-390 Email: doug@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx