Three Identical systems - short cut to setting up thedrives?
How about installing one, and using the anaconda-ks that is generated to
install the other two?
That was my first plan. But that just saves the time going through the
install selection and getting the same stuff installed.
I would still have to do the yum update (though there was the post about
how to include the update repo in a kickstart install. Then I have the
powerk8 kernel patch to install (these are old systems with new drives),
followed by a number of config file changes (setting up IPtables,
changing SSHD, configing VNC, etc). All that is a lot to work out for a
The pointer of running dd fromLinux Rescue sounded good. But Clonezilla
calls for some real investigation.
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On Thu, 2008-07-03 at 21:11 -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
Is there some way, (with dd I might guess) to do a hardare level copy?
I've seen many posts on this list that recommend Clonezilla for this
sort of thing. You run off CD and it is said to be faster than DD
because it is hardware aware (forgive the alliteration) and so only
copies actual data.
I've not had occassion to use it though.
I would want to copy the paritition table and my 3 partitions (/boot,
swap, LVM (/ and /home ext3 partitions in the LVM)) and all their
Thing is I only have one USB drive enclosure so I would be running
the drive I want to copy from.
I would hope this is faster than 2 more installs.
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