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Old 07-27-2010, 04:05 AM   #1
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What is the best way to move all my data from a 500GB HDD to a 1TB HDD?

Hi All,

I would like to know if there's a way to copy my 500GB HDD data onto a 1TB HDD. Is there a quick way to do this?? Or will i have to install CENTOS on the 1TB HDD and then move the data across?? Any suggestion will be helpful. Reason for doing this is because i am running out of disk space.

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Is there anything else than data? Or it is complete OS? You can always use CloneZilla or something to clone the drive.
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Yes its complete OS? Clonezilla? Will i be able to resize the partition after using Clonezilla? Like my /var and /home are nearly out of space. Will i be able to resize it after that??
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You can use Clonezilla to image your current drive over to the 1 TiB one, then you should be able to use GParted to resize your partitions.

Hope this helps.
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Is it possible for you to add the 1TB drive as a second drive? Thereafter as other members have suggested you can use CloneZilla to clone those partitions that are running out of space onto the 1TB drive.

Are you using LVM at all? If you are, then you could add the 1TB drive as a new PV; and grow the relevant Logical Volume.

Perhaps post the output of:

# df -kh
In this way we'll be able to advise you more.
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If you can use it as a second drive you should do that. It would be like copying files to a pendrive, nothing magic about it.

If you want to *substitute* the old drive with a new one then you can either clone it and then resize or install a new OS, as said above.


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