Jones, Scott (GE Money, consultant)
Scott.1Jones at ge.com
Tue Apr 21 10:44:52 MDT 2009
Thank you Charles, Nicholas, and William.. I knew you'd have the answers
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>Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 10:41 AM
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>Subject: Re: Data extraction
>On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 11:52:11AM -0400, Jones, Scott (GE
>Money, consultant) wrote:
>> I have a drive in a spare machine, from which I want to
>copy, over my
>> home LAN, the various folders, /, /var, /usr /home to
>> with a much larger hdd. I have tried booting the machine
>using a live
>> ubuntu 8.10 desktop disc.. But have trouble getting
>networking on this
>> machine, to 'SEE' my other linux box, which also runs ubuntu 8.10
>What do you mean by "SEE"? You can't get on the network? You
>don't see it in Places-> Network? I'm going to assume the
>former, because 1) I never use the latter, and 2) you don't
>want to use "Windows networking" (aka Samba) anyway.
>This sounds like a networking problem. Does your DHCP server
>have an entry for the spare machine? If not, I would use
>ifconfig and route to manually set up the spare machine
>(assuming this is a one-off job). First, on Ubuntu, take
>NetworkManager out and shoot it.
>Then, adjusting to suit your network:
>ifconfig $IF 192.168.23.4
>route del default
>route add default gw 192.168.23.31
>cat > /etc/resolv.conf <<EORES
>You should now be on the network. Ping a known good host by IP
>address to verify networking, then by host name to verify name lookup.
>Then use rsync, as Nicholas suggested, and *NOT* samba.
>Personally, I'd use finnix for this. Much faster boot time,
>and no NetworkManager to get in your way.
>> Am I approaching this the right way? Is there any easier
>way, short of
>> pulling the drive and installing in this other machine, to
>> each folder and pull the data that way? I want to move it over on my
>> network if possible.
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