[Nottingham] HDD cloning via LAN

Duncan John Fyfe djf at star.le.ac.uk
Tue Apr 27 23:19:55 BST 2004

On Tue, 27 Apr 2004, Martin wrote:

> Question:
> Given two laptops, what is the best way to clone the hdd from one onto
> the other using their LAN connections?
> That is, what mini-distro or utility is there to do:
> dd if=ip-of-laptop1/dev/hda of=ip-of-laptop2/dev/hda
> Thanks,
> Martin

Would the tools
	systemimager (http://www.systemimager.org/)
or 	partimage (http://www.partimage.org)

be of any use ?

Before you start dd'ing you should make sure
the disks are 'the same'(tm).  2 nGB disks can have
different numbers of blocks so
	'dd if=local:/dev/hda of=remote:/dev/hda'
for blocks(local:/dev/hda) > blocks(remote:/dev/hda)
would not be good.

Have fun,

Duncan John Fyfe          X-ray Astronomy Group,
                          Dept. of Physics & Astronomy,
Phone +44 116 252 3635    University of Leicester,
E-mail djf at star.le.ac.uk  University Road,
                          Leicester, LE1 7RH, U.K.

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