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  1. #1
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    Exclamation How To Copy My Current Drive Contents To A New Drive

    [SOLVED] I just purchased a brand new 10K 150GB drive. How can I take an exact copy of my current drive and transfer everything over to the new drive? I think I need to create a snapshop, or mirror it somehow.

    What software will do this? I was told trueimage, but its very pricy, is there anything else?
    Last edited by JustinK101; 12-28-2007 at 12:52 AM.

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    OK to answer my own question, there is a FREE 15 day trial of Acronis Migrate Easy 7.0 here:

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    If you're using windows then DriveImage XML is a good choice, works fine and it's free. It can do scheduled backups etc, I've used it to restore/provision loads of windows boxes without issue.

    DriveImage XML is a must have for me for a BartPE windows boot disk, there's a plug in for BartPE that works well too, for restoring etc from network hosted images.

    If you're using linux then dd works well.

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    Can you someone recommend a good software for Centos OS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lees Mark View Post
    Can you someone recommend a good software for Centos OS?
    sure...... dd

    # man dd

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    With dd, how do I backup entire hard disk into one single image file and then restore it to any drive (like Ghost in Win)?

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    Get a linux boot disk and use dd.

    # man dd

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    dd .... or ddrescue (if you feel you have bad sectors)
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    ddrescue isn't part of most standard linux installs, you'd need to grab it from http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html and compile it.

    If you read

    # man dd

    You can find a way to not quit on read errors anyway.

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