Data extraction

Nicholas Leippe nick at
Tue Apr 21 10:02:59 MDT 2009

DHCP (or lack thereof) may be the problem.
Just create a new network:

source box:
ip addr add brd + dev eth0

target box:
ip addr add brd + dev eth0

on source box:

mkdir /mnt/root
mount -o bind / /mnt/root
rsync -aX /mnt/root/
rsync -aX /var
rsync -aX /home

And please, don't use samba to transfer a unix filesystem--slow, and you will 
probably lose special files and permissions (dev nodes, suid, and sticky bits 
come to mind).

A faster transfer (but more setup), would be to use tar and nc.

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