Replacing Drive with SSD

Damien Fleuriot ml at
Fri Aug 28 12:49:54 UTC 2015

> On 28/08/2015 07:59, Doug Hardie wrote:
>> I am having to replace a drive with a SSD.  Normally if I were
> > replacing it with another drive, I would hook up the new drive
> > to the computer and just use dd to copy everything (system would
> > be quiescent).  Can I do the same with a SSD or does it need to
> > be setup differently?  This is a boot drive (i.e., the only drive
> > in the system).  The system is currently working fine, but the
> > drive temp is starting to go up so I want to replace it before
> > anything bad happens.
Any reason you're not using  dump/restore ?
Now that would skip empty blocks :)
That would allow you to expand your partitions, in the process.

Warren Block has a very good guide over there :

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