cloning running linux machine through network, strategy and tactics

Joshua Marsh joshua at
Tue Aug 7 15:27:06 MDT 2012

On Aug 7, 2012 2:49 PM, "Ryan Byrd" <ryanbyrd at> wrote:
> [root at CurrentlyRunningServer ~]$ rsync -ave ssh --delete /* root at NewServer
> Then he'd just set up the new ip addresses on the new server, and WHAMMO!
> web server #2.
> Good idea? bad idea? something better?

You should check out tool like salt or chef. They were designed to do thing
like this, but in a cleaner, more reliable manner.

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