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Old 02-19-2009, 10:28 AM   #1
Matey
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Question Partition (fdisk) Help!?


Hello All;
(If U dont want to read all the stuff below, How can I get complete partition info , sizes in MB or GB and mount-points in linux? so I can duplicate them on another machine)? Thnx!


OK (and as Paul Harvey used to say; "Here's the rest of the story"):

I am re-installing Ubuntu Linux on this server which was setup by an unknown person (to me).
I have this other server (A) which is off site and I want to make this server here (B) a backup. A and B are similar in HDDs configs. ,
So I want to know:

1-How the partitions were setup on server A?
2-What are A's Mount Points and Sizes of Partitions?

I do have ssh access to A.
When I do an fdisk -l I see sda1, 2 and 3
But that does not tell me how big the partitions are and where they were mounted at? (I know / is a must but what about the rest like /home or whatever?).

Oh and when I do a df -h I see the sizes and some folder names but I do not think those are mount points?!
like /var/run? I dont remember mounting var/run on my own machine ever?



Thank you in advance for any help.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 11:01 AM   #2
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To find out what is currently actually mounted, just use the mount command without anything following. This will tell you how things you see in "df -h" actually are mounted. Your looking for things that relate to physical devices like /dev/sda2 or /dev/sdb2. You can always do "mount | grep /dev/" to cut it down to physical devices. Just remember that things like CD-ROMs, USB sticks and other such devices may also be listed.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 11:32 AM   #3
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To find out what is currently actually mounted, just use the mount command without anything following. This will tell you how things you see in "df -h" actually are mounted. Your looking for things that relate to physical devices like /dev/sda2 or /dev/sdb2. You can always do "mount | grep /dev/" to cut it down to physical devices. Just remember that things like CD-ROMs, USB sticks and other such devices may also be listed.
Oh man (youre the guy with a cool name) hey thanks a lot, I used mount -l and I got too much stuff in return (like you said) a lot of devices which I am not concerned with right now, but I appreciate the grep switch. That works just great.

Thank You!

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