Cloning a disk -large to small

illoai at illoai at
Sun Mar 4 19:47:37 UTC 2007

On 04/03/07, Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:
> 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.

Also, your disk label would be wrong, albeit correctable,
though by that time, you may as well have just manually
redone it.


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