[mythtv-users] Rsync test system

Daryl McDonald darylangela at gmail.com
Thu Oct 5 23:11:05 UTC 2017

On Oct 5, 2017 4:07 PM, "Steve Boyer" <steveboyer85 at gmail.com> wrote:

On Oct 5, 2017 1:09 PM, "Curtis Gedak" <gedakc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2017-10-05 10:49 AM, Daryl McDonald wrote:
> > Do I have to first install xenial on the second
> > partition then restore the rsync backup, or is there a way to make the
> > restore bootable?
> Assuming that you have restored all partition content to another drive,
> you can make the new drive bootable.
> There are likely many instructions on the Internet for how to do this.
> Following is a link to one I wrote for GParted:
> GParted Manual - Fixing Operating System Boot Problems
> https://gparted.org/display-doc.php?name=help-manual#gparted
> -fix-operating-system-boot-problems
> Curtis
> ____________________________________________
> IIUIC, cloning sda1 to sda2 would result in two partitions with the same
> UUID, and cause boot problems.
> Yes, if you clone the entire partition, the UUID's would be the same and
cause issues. If you already have 2 partitions created, the UUIDs would
already be different. Using the partclone method, you are copying the
filesystem, not partition information, from one to the other. Ack, you
would have to change the UUID in the /etc/fstab to account for the correct
partition to be used. Forgot about that.

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As it stands, three drives in a combined FE/BE two 1TB for storage and a
500GB with 80 GB for OS 80 GB unalocated and swap and storage. So I'm
thinking rsync with all the excludes, install xenial on unallocated space
and restore, then I can tinker all I want on the second OS partition and
boot from new and improved or old faithful, according to results, all of
which is within my limited skill set. I appreciate that there are always
seventeen different ways to do things, what I would like confirmation on,
is that mine is a pitfall free tack?

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