Replacing Drive with SSD

Warren Block wblock at
Fri Aug 28 18:30:55 UTC 2015

On Fri, 28 Aug 2015, Damien Fleuriot wrote:

>> 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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