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Old 10-13-2002, 08:43 AM   #1
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I have one system, can I duplicate it?


Hi,
I have one system that is tweaked, tuned, and runs the way I want it. If I setup another box, can I copy the contents from one server to another so I do not have to change all the setting manually again. I was thinking maybe I could burn it to cd or put it to tape and then copy to new server, kinda like an image.

Does anyone know if this will work?
I am using Linux RedHat 7.1

Thanks in advance for your time.
 
Old 10-13-2002, 08:51 AM   #2
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well you can use dd to copy a partition to a file, put it on a cd and the dd it back off of the cd over a new partition, simple enopugh, check the dd manpage
 
Old 10-13-2002, 08:55 AM   #3
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Yes.

Check out Parted from:

http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/

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Old 10-13-2002, 09:20 AM   #4
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well you can use dd to copy a partition to a file, put it on a cd and the dd it back off of the cd over a new partition, simple enopugh, check the dd manpage
dd backs up whole partition no matter if there's data in it or not, or?


Using dump & restore, also to backup the data only. For example: dump -0 -z9 -f root.dump /dev/hda1 ... check the dump manpage for more information

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