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Old 03-21-2008, 12:53 PM   #1
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How to rsync to clone two machines


I have two computers computerA and computerB. ComputerA has all the data, files, website information and more...

My question is that I would like to make computerB to be the exact replica of computerA. Basically, would like to replace the computerA with computerB. when i googled i found Rsync would be helpful. Can anyone help on this?

Thanks in advance.
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You may find it easier to use clonezilla to clone the machine you wish to install on machineB

Here is the link:
Old 03-21-2008, 12:57 PM   #3
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When you say replace, do you mean permanently? If so a simple image then restore would be more than enough. See gparted for that.

Rsync would be alright for this but so would tarring then restoring on new machine.

I guess it all comes down to if this is permanent or not.


edit: not gparted but clonezilla as thorn168 posted. gparted is like partition magic if you are familiar with that,

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Thanks you all for the reply.

Yes, It will be a permanent replacement.


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