I have been researching the use of 'dd' quite a bit lately as I have had to
clone a newly setup server.
The clones are done, and everything seems to be working fine.
I was wondering though, if one had a newly setup disk on a 74 GB SCSI dirve,
is there some know turning that can be done to clone it to a smaller drive? Say
Of course I ask the questing with the caveat that one of the file systems final
size (on the 36 GB disk) would of course have to suffer.
So lets say we had a brand new freebsd setup on a 74 G disk
/ ufs 2 GB
/usr ufs 5 GB
/var ufs 5 GB
/home ufs 60 GB
and wanted to copy it using 'dd' to a 36 GIG drive, even though there obviously
would not be enough room for /home to be the original size? Can 'dd' be set to
truncate a fs? Can the (/home) filesystem geometry be corrected after a regular
'dd' to the new drive?
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