[ILUG] harddisk swap
weeboy at conorwynne.com
Thu Apr 29 20:10:18 IST 2004
On Thu, 2004-04-29 at 19:28, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> What is the point of copying the MBR
> if you then use LILO or grub-install to write it out again?
Personally, I would use tar to create a backup of say /home & /etc some
of /var and do a fresh install on the new HDD.
Then untar whatever is required to the new HDD and away you go. Simple
and quick. I did this when I couldn't decide which "server" my webmail
would run on. I had literally seconds of downtime, and naturally lost no
mail because of good ol mxbackup.
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