Re: Copy entire filesystem
On 26 Aug 98 08:16:03 GMT, email@example.com wrote:
>I have gotten a new, larger harddisk, and wish to use it to expand my
>existing linux box. I would like to copy the filesystems off the old hard
>disk, and replace it with this one.
>So far I haven't succeeded. I haven't been able to confine tar's action to
>a single filesystem (so that directories linked to directories on other
>filesystems, on the other system drive, will not be copied. Included is the
>linux boot filesystem, /dev/hda2. I basically want the current drive
>duplicated to the new drive, with larger partitions, and another partition.
>When I thought I had it right, and edited /etc/fstab using a rescue disk,
>the disk failed somehow.
> My questions are, again, how to copy a filesystem but not it's linked
>directories from other drives, and, second, how to do this whole job
Try this method, which copies the root filesystem to another partition
(already mounted on /mnt).
find . -xdev -print | cpio -padm /mnt
This should answer both your questions. It handles device files okay
and doesn't recurse down other devices (but does copy the mount points
"But I need it to crash once every few days -
reboots are the only chance I get to sleep..."
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