how to transfer system files to a new hard drive on ubuntu

Asked by z3r0c007 on 2011-12-18

how to transfer system files to a new larger hard drive without re-installing/ install pls help me

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
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I always, booting from Ubuntu live cd i use dd to copy entire disk /dev/sda to /dev/sdb (please set some useful BS block value to get copy speed)

sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=.....

http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=11585

and then setting destination disk as primary, still booting from live cd i reinstall grub...

Then still boot from live cd, using gparted, i resize the partition

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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Or you can use rsync (or grsync) and copy the files over that way

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