[mythtv-users] new drive

Daryl McDonald darylangela at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 11:52:36 UTC 2022

On Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 12:28 AM James <jam at tigger.ws> wrote:

> On 23 Nov 2022, at 11:55 am, Ram Ramesh <rramesh2400 at gmail.com> wrote:
> As long as the new drive is as big as the old drive, you can create
> (empty) partitions of the same (or bigger) size on the new disk and "dd"
> each partition from old drive to new drive. This will keep everything
> intact including UUID. I have copied UEFI boot disk this way and the copy
> works exactly as the original. The only caution is that you cannot put both
> drives in the same machine as there will be duplication of all sorts of
> data/meta-data between the two disks.
> This worked even for windows C drive. However, you sometimes have to
> reactivate depending up on what other hardware you changed.
> If you are moving from smaller to larger disk, you can create larger
> partitions on the new disk, dd the smaller to larger partitions, boot up
> the new system and grow each filesystem as needed.
> I find this method to be the easiest. However, one needs to be careful and
> not make mistakes.
> Clonezilla will look after all the gritty stuff, including different size
> disks, and although dd is an essential part of my tool kit I suggest it is
> not the correct tool here.
> James
> The new drive is the same size, my use case is record, watch, delete. I
use a dual boot OS ssd, so I think the simplest solution will be to use dd
or gparted (copy / paste). Will either of those recreate the device label?
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