[clug] duplicate a file system to a smaller hard disk

Gary Woodman antigramp at yahoo.com.au
Mon Aug 10 06:13:03 MDT 2009

--- On Mon, 10/8/09, Chris Zhang <chris.zhang.syd at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have been looking for a way to clone a complete working
> Linux system on a 250GB (22GB used) hard disk to a smaller
> hard disk.

I've just been through this with USB sticks. I used rsync, though probably a variation on cp -a would do the trick if you weren't using extended attributes. 

> some work will also be needed on setting up the partition
> table and bootloader on the smaller harddisk.

Yes, there's always that :-)


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