Help Failing Disk Problem
jamesh at lanl.gov
Mon Nov 5 12:20:33 PST 2007
On Mon, 2007-11-05 at 11:53 -0800, Sean Murphy wrote:
> I have a FreeBSD 6.2 Release box with a single ide that has user data
> and the FreeBSD OS on a hard disk that is failing. I need advice on the
> best way to clone the entire disk (or at least the data) onto a larger
> ide disk drive, then pull the failing disk and replace it with the
> clone. What is the best way in FreeBSD to do that?
The best way is to do it regularly before the hard drive is failing.
Given that you haven't done that, there're a few methods. I'm a big fan
of rsync, which is the nectar of the gods, but a lot of folks seem to
prefer dd for this kind of thing. There was a thread not long ago about
how best to duplicate a drive.
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