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Old 07-25-2006, 06:10 AM   #1
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Cloning Linux System from PC->PC

Hi ..
I just finished setting up a debian router the way I want it to be. I have to create another 3 routers with the same setup and hardware. Is there any software available that aids me cloning the debian system from the installed PC. To the other PCs ?

Thx for any suggestions
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Try G4L - which I find really useful. Ghosting drives or partitions really easily.
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You can simply copy the contents from one drive to another. Read the manual page for details of how to copy whilst retaining ownership and permissions, and do it from a Live CD so you don't run into issues with stale lock files.

Once the copy is done install a bootloader on the newly made system drive and it's ready to go.

If the drives are identical you could use dd to copy the entire hard drive accross including partition layout info and the master boot record. However it will copy the empty space over aswell so it may take longer if you have a big drive
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Thanks for the info I will try both suggestions and post my results
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Or you can tar cvpjf backup.tar.bz2 /


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