[clug] Comparing machines

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Tue Aug 3 14:38:23 GMT 2004

On 3 Aug 2004, at 23:05, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:

> Hi,
> I have two machines which should be almost but not quite identical.
> What I would like to do is have some kind of diff between the two.

Mount one machine's "root" filesystem as /mnt/machine1 on a Knoppix CD, 
rsync/scp/tarball/cdimage the other into /mnt/machine2, then do a diff 
-ur on the resulting file systems?

This way you get to compare "inactive" (or sessile?) file systems.

Alex Satrapa                               LPO 5010
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