[SATLUG] Upgrading a hard disk

michael michael at michaelrice.org
Sun Sep 28 19:01:10 CDT 2008


Can you use dump/restore or would that also only work on the Linux?

Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Brad Knowles wrote:
>> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>
>>> I have a 30G drive in my laptop that I want to update to a 60G drive 
>>> that I have.  I would like to keep the data that I have.  There 
>>> really isn't much problem on the Linux side, but I would like to 
>>> also transfer a Win partition and I'm not sure how to do that.  The 
>>> NTFS partition is now 3G and I'd also like to resize it to 10G.  Are 
>>> there alternatives to partition magic for this?
>>
>> It seems to me that the best way to do this kind of thing is to set 
>> up the new hard drive as an externally attached drive on the laptop, 
>> and get it configured the way you want.  Then copy over the data from 
>> the internal hard drive, and then crack the case on the external hard 
>> drive and swap the mechanisms with the internal drive.
>
> Yes, I can do this for the Linux partitions without problems.  I could 
> also just tar the files to another system and extract them to the new 
> drive partitions. I've done this before and it works fine.
>
> The problem is Windows (isn't it always?).  Windows is sensitive to 
> position on the disk and doesn't really have an equivalent to tar that 
> moves everything including hidden files, permissions, etc.  That's 
> where I need some advice.
>
>   -- Bruce


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