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Re: How to clone a drive

Mandi! Kent West
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> What's the best way to clone a SCSI drive in a Sunblade 1000 running 
> Debian to another SB1000? I don't mind physically moving drives from one 
> box to another temporarily.

If you don't have done complex configuration you can also:

1) extract the list of installed package:

	dpkg --get-selections > /var/lib/dpkg/status.selections

2) make a copy of configuration file:

	tar -cvvzf /var/backups/$HOST-etc-$DATE.tar.gz /etc /root \
 	       /var/lib/dpkg/status /var/lib/dpkg/status.selections \

3) install the bare base system on the other 3 box, skipping tasksel
and dselect phase.

4) extract from /var/lib/dpkg/status.selections the list of installed
packages (it suffices | cut -f1 if i remember well)

5) feed the list of package to apt-get and install

6) untar the configration file on top of other, you can also do this
with a different partition scheme but you have to preserve /etc/fstab
and /etc/silo.conf.

Voilà! ;)

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