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HD upgrade and data transfersb,& What do you use?

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John Collier
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HD upgrade and data transfersb,& What do you use?

Is there any chance that anybody here could offer anything on this thread:

http://forums.itrc.hp.com/cm/QuestionAnswer/1,,0xe926d6100ebea04ea02adedfd16d01c4,00.html


Many thanks to those who try!
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: HD upgrade and data transfersb,& What do you use?

Greetings John,

I've taken a different approach to migration and the nice thing is it works with any OS.

If I have a system with a 40 GB disk drive and I want to move it to a 120 GB drive, I do this:

I stick the 120 GB drive in the system, get it configured and recognized.

Then I boot off a Windows 98/Me diskette to a dos prompt.

Then I fire up a Norton Ghost diskette.

I do entire disk duplication from the source to the target. Then I take out the original drive, taking great care not to damage it. I put the 120 GB in as Master on the first IDE or SCSI cable, and reconfigure the BIOS.

Then I boot.

I've done it with the following OS's

Linux 6.x thru 9.x
Windows 98, ME, 2000 NT, XP

It obviously will nt work with HP-UX.

I have yet to meet an OS that this technique does not work on.

I actually have been using Ghost to take DR images of my Linux systems. Its a great tool.

I'm experimenting with mondo for Linux, its supposed to be just like Ignite, but at this point question if its really ready for prime time.

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Huc_1
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Re: HD upgrade and data transfersb,& What do you use?

This is not just a block to block copy it is also changing the size of partition during the process and preferably have all the os code in memory or on other device then the one's involed in the copy ,the best way to do this in the M$ world is probably Norton Ghost, but there is also

http://www.bootitng.com/bootitng.html

that claims it can do this. perhaps it is worth having a look at the offer, there are some tools you can download for trying it out.

Hope helps you meet you needs

J-P

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Jerome Henry
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Re: HD upgrade and data transfersb,& What do you use?

Hi,

AS replied on your m$ thread, I do just as Steven does, using ghost, being very careful with the original HD up to the time I'm sure the new one is OK.

If it's on a 100% linux system, I use mondo, it works well, but I always use it to backup to network share, and restore from network to the new hard disk...

Hope it helps.

J
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: HD upgrade and data transfersb,& What do you use?

Apologies for the hijack.

Jerome, can you provide a procedure and boot disk for your mondo backup to a network share? I'm quite interested in that.

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Steven E Protter
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