Re: How do I clone Computer A from Computer B?
if the clone really is a clone its the easy way to
copy the harddisk with gparted.
o.K. - so it is my way.
So long and a nice day
Am Freitag, den 04.03.2011, 09:18 +0000 schrieb Yuriy Kuznetsov:
> If you need to do it frequently I would recommend to look at
> clonezilla(http://clonezilla.org/). It's very easy to set up and can
> be used in different scenarios: one to one, one to many, only certain
> partitions on HDD, whole HDD, completely remote access(I was cloning
> different labs with different images remotely at the same time)...
> It comes very handy for sys admin type of work.
> Hope it helps.
> Kind regards,
> On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 6:30 PM, Klistvud <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Dne, 03. 03. 2011 18:42:02 je Jason Hsu napisal(a):
> Computer A is running minimal Debian with a firewall
> and servers, including SSH.
> I can use Computer B to ssh my way into Computer A.
> How do I use Computer B to clone Computer A? So far,
> I've only been able to clone Computer A by booting up
> a live CD on Computer A and running PartImage.
> I assume that by "use Computer B" to clone Computer A you mean
> "how do I clone A to B over the network". One solution would
> be piping dd through ssh, as was explained somewhere on this
> very list several days ago (apparently, dd can copy between
> hosts). A less "daring" approach would be to simply use rsync.
> It is capable of resuming broken downloads, and uses
> compression to save bandwidth. You should create and mount the
> target partition on the remote server in advance. I've cloned
> (actually, rsynced) data partitions with rsync and recently
> I've successfully cloned my /home subtree over my LAN with
> rsync -turboSzxpvg /home remoteserver:/destination_dir
> Caveats: rsync has a very complex set of command line options.
> You should study the man page in detail if you want things
> such as hard links and ownership/permissions preserved. You
> may need to allow root login in the remote ssh daemon, and
> then run rsync as root in order to copy your / partition with
> the correct ownership/permissions. I'm not sure how the
> "virtual" subtrees will behave though (/proc, /sys and the
> like); and I don't know whether, for the / partition, it can
> be done live. The other partitons should probably be OK.
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