On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 01:29:18PM -0300, Joey Mingrone wrote:
> Hi,
> My laptop "died" recently and to get back to work as quickly as
> possible I simply took the laptop ide drive and put it into an old
> desktop using a 2.5" -> 3.5" ide adapter.  After loading a few new
> drivers into the kernel everything is working quite well.
> The next thing I've tried to do, without success, is mirror the
> contents of the 2.5" drive to a 3.5" drive in the desktop.
> The 2.5" drive is sliced/partitioned like this:
> Filesystem      Size    Mounted on
> /dev/ad0s2a     989M   /
> /dev/ad0s2d     989M   /tmp
> /dev/ad0s2f      59G     /usr
> /dev/ad0s2e     989M   /var
> ad0s1 is a 20GB slice that I have window installed on.
> The drive's total capacity is 80G.
> The 3.5" drive is only 70G so I'll have to skip the ad0s1 slice.
> Ideally what I'd like to do is copy everything from the ad0s2 slice to
> the 3.5" and run the OS off that drive.  Then, each dump the contents
> of the 3.5" drive to the 2.5" drive.  That way if either drive dies
> I'll, hopefully at worst, just have to switch which drive I boot from.
> Can anyone with experience doing something this make suggestions?


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