[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:
> 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
Would the tools
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.
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,
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