Re: Migrate OS to smaller drive?
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Eduardo M KALINOWSKI wrote:
>>> mount the new device (mount -odev /dev/newdevice), and do a
>>> rsync -ax / /media/newdevice.
>> What exactly is the advantage of this approach over "cp -a" or "mv"?
> Over mv? That you keep the original files.
Of course. But in this case the OP said "migrate".
> Over cp? That you can resume from where you left off in case the
> transfer is stopped for any reason.
Useful point. With cp you'd have to start over.
What are the disadvantages of rsync? E.g., doesn't it compress and
decompress everything, hence hogging the CPU and possibly slowing transfers?
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