Michael C. Toren on 17 Aug 2005 17:26:14 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] disk to disk copy

On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 12:10:01PM -0400, gyoza@comcast.net wrote:
> What is a good utility for copying a hard drive to a new, larger drive?
> I just learned about partimage, but I don't want to waste time creating
> an image.

rsync with the appropriate command line arguments (for example, "-avPH")
works very well for this, and can continue where it left off if it is
unexpectedly interrupted.

> I'm looking for something that has a GUI and that does direct copying.
> Does "dd" have any GUIs?

Sorry, no GUI that I'm aware of.


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/,\$_/xg;s/X/(0..7/g;s/P/print+/g;eval' #     Michael C. Toren <mct@toren.net>

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