cloning running linux machine through network, strategy and tactics

Michael Torrie torriem at
Wed Aug 8 19:19:46 MDT 2012

On 08/08/2012 12:50 PM, Nicholas Leippe wrote:
> Rather than worry about what to exclude, just mount your root data
> volume again at another location (eg /mnt/just_root) and rsync from
> that point--then you don't have to worry about all the other fs's
> mounted on top.

or pass rsync the "-x" flag.  But yes the mount trick is a good one.

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