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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-21-2003, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Linux Storage and Partition Advise needed

I have a web server up and running that i am running short on storage. I have primary and secondary drives installed and partitioned to the standar partitions(I know I should have thought about this earlier)


but how hard is it to rebuild a linux server with rebuilding with two NEW replacement drives. IE what files to save... can you do a system back up and just restore back to the new drives...


I am not sure the best way to handle this... but it need to be the least down time as this is a production server.


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If you are going to add new drives with more capacity why not use MaxBlaster 3. It allows you to clone the entire hard drive to another drive in about 1 hour.

You'll need to make the new drive slave (I assume that the first drive is master) then boot to the floppy, run the copy util and wait. Once the process has completed you'll have an exact copy of the old HD, just remember to remove the old drive and make the new one master.

You can get the util here; http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/dow.../maxblast3.htm

One more thing you'll need to make the floppy from a Windows box and on the web site I think it states this is only for Windows however I've used it to clone my Linux box before with no trouble.

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I would just use ghost if i did that... my concern is the linx partitions... I really need to allocate the new data storage to the existing partitions.
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Oops you read my post before I edited it! LOL


I've used it on a Linux box with partitions and had no trouble.

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but can you make the partitions larger????
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Humm I thought it made the partition larger but I won't be able to check on it until tonight.

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