system cloning

Warren Block wblock at
Fri Jun 10 22:12:19 GMT 2005

On Fri, 10 Jun 2005, Tony Shadwick wrote:

> I have a system that we are running in production that there was an oversight 
> on, and it has a single hard drive installed (32GB SCSI I believe), rather 
> than a 3 drive raid5 array.  We would like to correct this, but we have all 
> sorts of up-to-date packages and config files that we've tweaked that we 
> would hate to just start over on it.
> There's a tool for OSX called "Carbon Copy Cloner" that would take care of 
> this for me, which is basically a series of copy commands that takes the 
> filesystem from one drive to another, preserving EVERYTHING important, and 
> then bless the boot volume.

Surprisingly, nobody mentioned the FAQ entry yet:

I usually just do a minimal install on the new disk, then restore onto 

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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