On Sun, 4 Mar 2007, Grant Peel wrote:

I have been researching the use of 'dd' quite a bit lately as I have had to clone a newly setup server.

dump/restore is generally a better solution for cloning drives. On large drives, dd wastes a lot of time copying empty sectors.

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 36 GB?


Using dump works for going from large to small partitions, too, as long as the small partition is big enough to hold all the data.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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