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Old 02-07-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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clone system to another machine


hello minds,
i have small question please
what is the tool that i can take an image from my installed centos system machine to copy it to another machine ??
thank you guys
 
Old 02-07-2013, 03:03 PM   #2
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You can do it several ways. Have you used partimage, dd or clonezilla? There are others as well. Do you want a byte by byte copy of your hard disk? Or is it OK to use rsync (or cp) and manually set up your partitions and boot loader?
 
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Clonezilla.

Keep in mind you need identical hardware, or some devices may not work.
 
Old 02-07-2013, 03:14 PM   #4
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gilead : yes i want byte by byte i want to copy the hole system with the installed libraries and packages
camorri: clonezilla make live CD or i can install the clone system to another ?
 
Old 02-07-2013, 03:21 PM   #5
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It's worth having a look at some docs for clonezilla, partimage and dd to see which fits your needs best. There are plenty of people here using each of those who can answer specific questions about them.
 
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thank you gilead
 
Old 02-07-2013, 04:13 PM   #7
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Yes, clonezilla makes a live CD.

-->http://distrowatch.com/table.php?dis...ion=clonezilla
 
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camorri : i dont want to make live cd i want to make installation cd to install the whole system on another machine with the same packages i were created on the old one
 
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Another option is kickstart.

There should be a anaconda-ks.cfg file in your root's directory. This configuration file contains the settings used to install CentOS on your system and can be used to repeat the installation. This method uses the same installation CD/DVD.

Here is an example of loading the kickstart file from a USB drive:

http://miltonpaiva.wordpress.com/200...b-flash-drive/

The kickstart file will not include packages installed post installation including data or modified configuration files.
 
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i used Clonezilla thank you all
 
  


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