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Old 07-05-2008, 02:04 AM
 
Default Three Identical systems - short cut to setting upthedrives?

Understood. However, the investment in ks, now, may reap greater
dividends in the future. My opinion, only.

Daniel

-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces@centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces@centos.org] On
Behalf Of Robert Moskowitz
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2008 6:35 AM
To: CentOS mailing list
Subject: Re: [CentOS] Three Identical systems - short cut to setting
upthedrives?

Daniel_Curry@Dell.com wrote:
> 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
kickstart install.

The pointer of running dd fromLinux Rescue sounded good. But Clonezilla
calls for some real investigation.

>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces@centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces@centos.org] On
> Behalf Of William L. Maltby
> Sent: Friday, July 04, 2008 4:23 AM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Three Identical systems - short cut to setting
up
> thedrives?
>
>
> On Thu, 2008-07-03 at 21:11 -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>
>> <snip>
>>
>
>
>> 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.
>
>
>> <snip>
>>
>
>
>> 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
>>
> contents.
>
>> Thing is I only have one USB drive enclosure so I would be running
>>
> from
>
>> the drive I want to copy from.
>>
>> I would hope this is faster than 2 more installs.
>> <snip sig stuff>
>>
>
> HTH
>
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:59 AM
Robert Moskowitz
 
Default Three Identical systems - short cut to setting upthedrives?

Daniel_Curry@Dell.com wrote:

Understood. However, the investment in ks, now, may reap greater
dividends in the future. My opinion, only.

Given the reminder about LVM volume names, I am back to planning on
doing the 3rd drive with ks.

Daniel

-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces@centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces@centos.org] On
Behalf Of Robert Moskowitz
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2008 6:35 AM
To: CentOS mailing list
Subject: Re: [CentOS] Three Identical systems - short cut to setting
upthedrives?

Daniel_Curry@Dell.com wrote:


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
kickstart install.


The pointer of running dd fromLinux Rescue sounded good. But Clonezilla
calls for some real investigation.




-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces@centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces@centos.org] On
Behalf Of William L. Maltby
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2008 4:23 AM
To: CentOS mailing list
Subject: Re: [CentOS] Three Identical systems - short cut to setting


up


thedrives?


On Thu, 2008-07-03 at 21:11 -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:



<snip>





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.




<snip>





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



contents.



Thing is I only have one USB drive enclosure so I would be running


from



the drive I want to copy from.

I would hope this is faster than 2 more installs.
<snip sig stuff>



HTH



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