I recently switched my YNH from a 3TB HD to a 4TB SSD in my YNH… mainly to gain some speed in R/W.
I used clonezilla to clone the 3TB to the 4TB SSD. I thought it would be a cakewalk but it’s WASN’T !! Due to my lack of knowledge of Debian and the fact I use Clonezilla easily with Win/MacOS partitions/disks/images …
I had to fight a duplicate UUID, then with fstab with incorrect stuff in it… ok, I’ve learned my lesson and CloneZilla doesn’t seems to be the right software.
On MacOS X I use SuperDuper… before, I used Copy Carbon Cloner. The good thing is both these softwares is you can clone from a booted HD and it’s no problem as long as you don’t install heavy stuff in the system during the clone process (obviously).
Is there a way to clone a YNH (a full install) while it’s booted and have another HD which ready to boot on the spot ? If not, is there a way (live usb ?) to do it while it’s not booted (like CloneZilla) but without all the troubles I went thru after the cloning process ?
Thanks for ideas, wisdow, clues everyone !
I have also wondered about this question. I was also contemplating moving to an SSD drive.
Doesn’t yunohost backup fulfill this purpose. You can backup the important apps and the system.
- Run yunohost backup
- Replace hard drive
- Reinstall yunohost
- Restore backups
ah I tried to spare me the whole process, but maybe you’re right…
except I got several features added to my YUNOHOST which is not “YNH” … (I’ve added a desktop, nomachine and one or two little things…)
I came from a backup-reinstall process in these days and everything worked fine but you have to mind some little advices:
you need to put particular attention to applications that manage big amount of data like nextcloud. It’s better to make a separate backup for these data after stopped the process and restore after the installation;
put also a particular attention to the users because you could face permissions problems.
For the rest it worked fine!
I’ve already cloned a hard disk of a Windows 10 HP with Veeam (there is a free version).
I cloned from a 500GB mechanical Sata drive to a smaller SSD (256GB). The partition was not full of course.
Cloning is possible while the OS is running.
I have not tried it with a Linux machine, but the Veeam client offers the same options.
Cloning is not direct, we clone an image that can be stored on a USB key or in a shared folder. The tool will create an iso that will allow you to boot and then restore the image.
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