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Message 2456 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 10:09:18 UTC

Tomorrow (04.03.2013) around 08:00 GMT the server will go offline for 12-24 hours.
The reason for this is hardware replacement, the old server barely keeps up running under load and has serious performance issues.
The swap is going to take a while because I need to copy data from both old drives, I hope that 'dd' image will do the trick.




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Message 2464 - Posted: 7 Mar 2013, 22:47:51 UTC - in response to Message 2456.  

*Nice*
Enigma fits right in with class I am taking through Coursea.org.
Makes this even more interesting knowing what I now know!!!
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Message 2482 - Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 15:59:11 UTC

For future reference, I would use dd_rescue for such a transfer.

Why? Because it handles bad sectors gracefully. Plain old dd will either drop out with an error message, or misalign all the data after the error.

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Message 2483 - Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 16:49:00 UTC - in response to Message 2482.  
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I learned it the hard way.
I used dd and somewhere in the middle it stopped with error, then I googled a bit and found ddrescue, which was already available on the sysrescd I used.

Ddrescue offers also a progress info, which is a very nice thing to have - dd just runs silently and the user has to guess how long will it take.
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Message 3353 - Posted: 6 Mar 2015, 9:43:57 UTC - in response to Message 2456.  

I probably will suggest you to read more regarding backing up
Hard drive and other files
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-drive-cloning-software.htm
But I think you should not have any issue hopefully.
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Message 4209 - Posted: 22 Dec 2016, 22:12:27 UTC

Thanx for the update TJM! Keep up as up-to-date as possible please. Good luck with the upgrade. When you got problems, you can find my email i suppose :P

Greetings from The Netherlands
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