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Re: Upgrading Hard Drives

On Friday 15 August 2008 23:15, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> On Fri,15.Aug.08, 23:05:32, Shachar Or wrote:
> > > I like rsync. If you do it from a live CD it will copy only files
> > > actually on disk, not the ones created dynamically by e.g. udev.
> >
> > There's the -x option for this. It isn't specifically for this purpose
> > but it works.
> AFAIU -x will prevent rsync from touching /proc, /sys and /dev, but you
> will need the directories themselves to be present on the new root
> partition, so I think it is better to omit -x *if* the system you want
> to clone is *not* running.

But wait - doesn't it copy the directories themselves, aka the mount points?
> Regards,
> Andrei

Shachar Or | שחר אור

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