[nmglug] HDD > SSD

ABQLUG community at abqlug.com
Thu May 30 18:15:20 PDT 2019

Hi a and the rest of the mailing list,

There are two ways _I_ would approach this...

The first approach:

If you are wanting to make a backup for all your files, then rysnc is 
probably the way to go. I typically do this if I want to pick-and-choose 
which files are put back onto the hard drive. I *also* will do this from 
a live USB. I don't typically like doing a root backup on a "live" 
system. I also don't prefer using --exclude since I pick-and-choose what 
I want to move over. I typically delete the extra stuff once I have set 
everything up on the new hard drive, tested to make sure everything I 
use works, then wait about 1 month before I clean off the remaining 
files. Of course you can always just keep the old hard drive in an ESD 
bag, and leave it in a safe place. If you need it, you can always mount 
the drive externally.

    rsync -PvvaAXc /

The second approach:

Clonezilla can be used to take the source device and give it a 1:1 copy 
on the destination device. You can even copy over the boot/swap 
partitions to the destination device. This is the fastest way to 
transfer data from a old hard drive to a new hard drive and have the 
ability to pick up right where you left off on the old hard drive. I 
typically go down this route when clients of mine are in a rush to get 
their computer back ASAP.

Once you have Clonezilla on a USB drive, and have loaded the live USB in 
the boot manager to your computer, you can follow this tutorial. 

If you do device-to-device and make sure you copy over all the 
partitions, you should be able to boot off the SSD right after you're 
done with Clonezilla.

I hope I answered your question!


On 5/30/19 5:42 PM, a wrote:
> Hi
> I have ordered a 500G ssd to install my laptop, with my limited knowledge and support devices.(i no need a live disc) My tentative plan follow the Https below transfer to external HDD  then reverse
> the process to the ssd?
> IN 1.)
> ( SUDO LINE BELOW FROM;https://www.ostechnix.com/backup-entire-linux-system-using-rsync/) USING THERE SITE EXAMPLE FOLLOWING:
>   $ sudo rsync -aAXv / --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/sys/*","/tmp/*","/run/*","/mnt/*","/media/*","/lost+found"} /mnt
> Q.) IS MY DESTINATION CORRECTLY CONFIGURED?. SUBSTITUTING /MNT LAST PART PREVIOUS LINE FOR:  /home/a//media/a/6fbdc743-fc0f-46e4-aea3-8160914c34ec/backup_HDD TO GET
> $ sudo rsync -aAXv / --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/sys/*","/tmp/*","/run/*","/mnt/*","/media/*","/lost+found"} /home/a//media/a/6fbdc743-fc0f-46e4-aea3-8160914c34ec/backup_HDD
> BEST.a
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