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Old 05-03-2002, 11:47 PM   #1
g00fy_m
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ghosting a linux drive ??


are there any issues with ghosting linux drives -- i have all the versions of ghost that say they are capable of this

i have a 10gb i want to ghost to a 20gb --> i have /, /usr, /home & swap


has any1 got any input



thanx

goofy
 
Old 01-29-2003, 07:06 PM   #2
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http://www.microwerks.net/~hugo/index.html

I found this GPL prog when looking for a similar thing. I haven't tried it yet, but the documentation and support are excellent, so I would imagine it would be something worth trying!

Please post your experience with it if you do decide to use it!
 
Old 01-29-2003, 09:40 PM   #3
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Re: ghosting a linux drive ??

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Originally posted by g00fy_m
are there any issues with ghosting linux drives -- i have all the versions of ghost that say they are capable of this

i have a 10gb i want to ghost to a 20gb --> i have /, /usr, /home & swap


has any1 got any input
Why not just use cpio in passthrough mode to make copies of the contents of those filesystems? For example, to copy an ext2 filesystem mounted on `/home' (assuming that partition 1 = /, 2 = /usr, 3 = /home) to a second disk that's been already been partitioned:

mount -t ext2 /dev/hdb3 /mnt # Mount the new /home
cd /home
find . -depth -print0 | cpio --null -pvd /mnt

(BTW, this is covered in the info pages for cpio under `Concept Index' -> `copying directory structures'.)

It's not Ghost but it's works. And it comes with the OS!

Worth a try.
 
Old 01-30-2003, 11:58 AM   #4
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you can try PartImage.. I have not tried this yet.. but it is on my list of things to try.

http://www.partimage.org/index.php3
 
  


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