[blfs-support] moving lfs

Nicholas McCurdy-Luksch mindwarpstudios at aim.com
Wed Mar 20 11:41:16 PDT 2013

If you do indeed have a spare disk kicking around, I'd make a giant tar of the entire tree as an additional backup.

And i tend to like using DD (with care) over rsync for whole partition movements too.

Nicholas McCurdy-Luksch
mindwarpstudios at aim.com

lfs65 at cruziero.com wrote:

>> From blfs-support-bounces at linuxfromscratch.org Wed Mar 20 18:26:50 2013
>> Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:19:46 +0100
>> From: Sven Bartscher <svenbartscher at yahoo.de>
>> To: BLFS Support List <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
>> Subject: [blfs-support] moving lfs
>> i want to move my lfs-system on a logical partition because i have 
>> already four primary partitions on my drive and can't create any new but 
>> want a few more. So to do that i would:
>> copy (with rsync) all the files from the lfs partition on another 
>> temporary partition (on another drive)
>> delete the old partition and create the new logical partitions
>> copy everything from the temporary partition back on the logical one
>> edit /etc/fstab (obviously)
>> i don't have to create a initramfs because i already have one.
>> I there something i forgot? Something i don't need to do? Something i 
>> have to take care about? I'm really scared about something goes wrong, 
>> or something goes lost and all my work on my lfs-system is gone. How can 
>> i make sure that everything is copied right? Can i just be sure that 
>> rsync does everything right? Is there something else i should be 
>> scared/afraid of?
>> with hopefull (and scared) regards
>> Sven
>I tend to find that dd and cpio are better than rsync &c for such stuff, as 
>there's less hassle over device-files and such like.
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