[nmglug] HDD > SSD

Brian O'Keefe okeefe at cybermesa.com
Thu May 30 19:25:09 PDT 2019

I've had great results with dd on several drive upgrades

On 5/30/19 7:15 PM, ABQLUG wrote:
> 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 /
>     /home/a//media/a/6fbdc743-fc0f-46e4-aea3-8160914c34ec/backup_HDD
> 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. 
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41tTudaQb0I&feature=youtu.be&t=10m8s
> 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!
> Jared
> 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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