Subject: Re: Copy whole disk to another drive
To: Carsten Pache <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 04/05/2005 16:10:37
On Tue, 5 Apr 2005, Carsten Pache wrote:
> I want to replace the (boot) hard drive in my Qube by a more quiet
> (and also bigger) one. What is the fastest way to copy the old drive
> to the new one? I am thinking of "dd", but can I use it if the new
> drive is bigger than the old one? Do I lose the remaining space of the
> new drive?

dd won't work. try some "dump | restore" thing, which should operate on 
disk blocks too, iirc, and thus be faster than file-based tools like tar, 
pax, cpio.

  - Hubert

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