Hi there I've spent the 2 days trying to install a second hard drive on red hat linux 9.0. Nothing seems to come easy with me when im working with Linux. I'd love to use Disk Druid but thats only available at initial installation. So i've been forced to use fdisk and parter. Intialy i accidently created a software raid. Now it i got one 120 gig ext3 and i have mounted on a folder called /Backup. I still don't understand everything but this is what i would like to do.
I want to create a complete backup/image of the current hard drive so if it dies or gets screwed up we can just restore from the other hard drive or use the hard drive in place of the other one.
How do i do this?
1. Does a straight file copy work?
2. Do i need all partitions including the boot and swap file? I assume you do but am unsure how to replicate those partitions on the new 120 gig hard drive.