Data extraction

Jones, Scott (GE Money, consultant) Scott.1Jones at
Tue Apr 21 10:44:52 MDT 2009

Thank you Charles, Nicholas, and William.. I knew you'd have the answers
I need. 

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>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 
>another machine 
>> 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 
>> desktop.
>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.
>/etc/init.d/NetworkManager stop
>Then, adjusting to suit your network:
>ifconfig $IF
>route del default
>route add default gw
>route -n
>cat > /etc/resolv.conf <<EORES
>search localdomain
>ifconfig $IF
>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 
>just mount 
>> each folder and pull the data that way? I want to move it over on my 
>> network if possible.
>> Scott
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