Re: strategy for disk replacement?
On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 05:35:05PM +0100, Matthew T. Atkinson wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-08-19 at 14:00, david howe wrote:
> > Can I rsync the disk to a remote and then copy back onto the new disk?
> > Does anyone have any better suggestions?
> Yes, I recently used this technique to recover a dead server because it
> died in the middle of a dd (image) backup :-).
> You'll need options such as:
> --verbose --recursive --perms --owner --group --stats --progress
> --delete --exclude=/proc --one-file-system --sparse --times --devices
> --links --hard-links --delete-excluded
> Remember to remake the proc directory in the tree you copy it to (sys as
> well if you're using 2.6).
Also, partimage seems very nice for this kind of stuff, especially as it can
store the disk images over the network. I have here a partimage enabled initrd
kernel, so i can just boot it and do my stuff. It overwrites /dev/hda by
default though, so it is probably not for you.
Maybe you could try the DFS cdroms which where announced here previously, they
also have partimage on them.