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    Question Cloning a server

    What is the best way to clone a server? Files and OS, everything.

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    Re: Cloning a server

    clonezilla

    won't do raid

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    Re: Cloning a server

    I've been reading that dd command is the way to go. How do you dd over SSH?

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    Re: Cloning a server

    http://serverfault.com/questions/515...and-ssh-tunnel

    the simpliest invocation would be something like
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    dd if=/dev/sdX bs=1M | ssh root@dstMachine " dd of=/dev/sdY bs=1M"
    but be careful what you wish for.



    Depending on what you think "best" means, a clonezilla life CD might be best.

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    Re: Cloning a server

    Cloning? As in taking one server and mass-produce a bunch of identical servers...I don't know. I have always been of the mindset to create each new server from scratch.

    If you are just talking about backup and restore to a backup server in the event of a disaster, I use a combination of LVM + LVM Snapshot + FSArchiver. I have a click-for-click guide in my sig that covers it.

    LHammonds

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