2 HDD on CentOS - 1 for backup, 1 for OS

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garymarsden
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2 HDD on CentOS - 1 for backup, 1 for OS

Post by garymarsden » 2010/07/19 08:17:32

Hi,

I need someone to help me out.

I have a CentOS 5.4 installation with 2 Hard Drives [Disk 1 and Disk 2]. I have mounted the Disk 2 as a ext3 partition called /backups within the OS installed in Disk 1 [other partitions on Disk1 include / and SWAP].

I have a CRON job that creates specific backups of Disk 1 onto Disk 2.

This works fine.

My Problem : I wish to move Disk 2 to a New Box on which Iam planning to load the same CentOS 5.4.

My Questions :

1. Will Disk 2 be immediately identified in the new install and I add it as another partition in the new install ?


2. Do I have to perform any specific set of operations to integrate Disk 2 into the new Box ?


3. this kind of migration of a Disk partition contained on a Seperate Hard Disk cannot be migrated to a New install CentOS Box ?


Please help me.

Many thanks.

Gary

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2 HDD on CentOS - 1 for backup, 1 for OS

Post by pschaff » 2010/07/20 00:58:14

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garymarsden wrote:
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I have a CentOS 5.4 installation
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You should update to the current/supported release. Obsolete releases are not supported, nor is it advisable to be running them.
See the [url=http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS5.5]CentOS 5.5 Release Notes[/url] for details. Use 5.5 for the new install.

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1. Will Disk 2 be immediately identified in the new install and I add it as another partition in the new install ?
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You should be able to select a Custom partition scheme at installation and mount the disk where you want it. Be careful not to format during the install.

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Re: 2 HDD on CentOS - 1 for backup, 1 for OS

Post by garymarsden » 2017/05/08 07:40:42

Thank you!

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