LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-25-2005, 03:14 PM   #1
beartooth
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Red Hat 9
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Unhappy How to "copy" system image to new server


I have Red Hat 9.0 running on two servers. It is up to date on all patches (at least as up to date as possible since Red Hat no longer supports this version). Neither of these servers support RAID. I had a disk crash and was able to restore from TAR (TGZ) Backups.

I have set up a new server which supports RAID and now want to move a mirror image of the old server to this new one. I have tried setting up Red Hat 9 on the new server and then copying the TAR Backups from the old server. Since I want to pick up all of the Red Hat Updates, I copied all of the mountpoints.

The new system will not boot, but hangs on the GRUB Command.

I am assuming this problem is caused by the different disk layouts. Is there any way to fix GRUB so it will boot?

If not what is the best way to create a mirror of the old server?
 
Old 04-25-2005, 03:18 PM   #2
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,414

Rep: Reputation: 1966Reputation: 1966Reputation: 1966Reputation: 1966Reputation: 1966Reputation: 1966Reputation: 1966Reputation: 1966Reputation: 1966Reputation: 1966Reputation: 1966
a blind copy of everything will normally get your through, you might just need to reinstall grub into the mbr.
 
Old 04-26-2005, 05:44 AM   #3
beartooth
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Red Hat 9
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Thanks for the suggestion, but there seems to be more of a problem than just the boot loader. When I try to bring up the system with the Red Hat CD to reload GRUB I get a message that there is a problem with the swap file and to reboot the system. I can bring the system up from the Red Hat CD in Rescure Mode.

I have created blind copies of the filesystems and used them to restore the system on which they were created. I have had no problems with that but the problem occurs when I try to load them down on another system.

Lew
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
difference between "Web server local URL" and "IPv4 address"? kpachopoulos Linux - General 2 09-17-2004 01:30 PM
"User" & "System" CPU load difference JJX Linux - General 3 06-06-2004 01:42 AM
"Cannot connect to X server" whilest telnetting to another UNIX system Sroys Linux - General 3 05-25-2004 02:31 PM
"X-MS" cant open because "x-Multimedia System" cant access files at "smb&qu ponchy5 Linux - Networking 0 03-29-2004 11:18 PM
RH "null" beta system freezes right after printing "INIT" markus1982 Linux - Hardware 0 09-09-2002 03:31 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:51 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration