HDD Swap - keeping data

Discussion in 'Technical' started by K_meleonu, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. K_meleonu

    K_meleonu Member

    Hello to all,
    I have a Ubuntu + IspConfig server on wich i have a 1TB HDD. I am planning replace it with a 480 GB SSD (the HDD has allready 3 years and i only use under 200 GB).
    Now, my question is: Can i clone/move ALL the informations from the actual HDD to the new SSH WITHOUT reinstalling and configuring ubuntu + IspConfig + all the services and db, websites files etc?
    I want to keep everything i currently have exactly as they are now and just move them to the new SSH.
    Any informations, hints, help is god.
    Thank you all in advance for your answers.
  2. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Cloning your old disk to new should work. Maybe shrinking the partition on old disk first, so it fits on the smaller new disk.
    For editing disk partitions: http://www.system-rescue-cd.org/
    For cloning disk partitions or disk images: https://clonezilla.org/
    Practice first these tools on an uninportant system. They are powerfull tools, you can easily destroy your installed system.
  3. vk3heg

    vk3heg Member

    Cloanzilla wont cloan from a large disk to a small disk.
  4. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    That may be true in a way, but it works by cloning a partition. Like I wrote in #2, shrink the partition first and then clone it to the other disk.

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