October 5th, 2003, 19:19
Anyone ever do this? Need to move server to a new drive.


October 20th, 2003, 23:40
Ok, I did it. After 2 days of issues, I got it to work perfectly.

I did make some changes in the order of things though for some reason.

October 21st, 2003, 00:12
I think I would have opted to use symatec's ghost and ghost the old pc and restore it to the new drive. Course I would have had to figure out a way to resize the slices if the new drive was bigger... :?

October 21st, 2003, 00:42
And that was the case, 20G to 40G. I figured dump and restore was there for some reason, so I ought try it. I hate defeat and wasnt going to give up til I got it or beat the PC to pieces.
Sure thing, DriveImage wouldhave been a bit simpler. :wink:

October 21st, 2003, 01:14
I like to use rsync to minimize downtime: rsync while live, then put system in single user mode, rsync again (which usually takes much, much less time than the initial rsync), change any necessary config files (like fstab), reboot.

October 21st, 2003, 01:23
I'd be interested to see a step by step on how you do it. This didnt take but 25 minutes I guess. But I didnt do it on my server yet, that will be longer.

October 21st, 2003, 02:53
ghost can do a raw disk copy but not resize it. You would have whatever freespace at the end of the drive if the new drive was bigger.

You could also use g4u (http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/) if you didn't have access to ghost but it would have the same limitation.

October 21st, 2003, 09:24
have you tried snapshots?


October 21st, 2003, 11:20
Ok, you can take a snapshot. I dont see mention of restoring a snapshot. Or are they saying just dump the snapshot and restore it?

October 21st, 2003, 12:29
Anyone got g4u working? I hear NetBSD works, but any luck with linux or the other BSD's? Would be a fun prank, distribute an Unix image to a Windows network.