Re: Moving whole system to a new HD

Michael Brennen (
Sat, 9 Mar 1996 10:09:53 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 7 Mar 1996, Joao Brazao Ferreira wrote:

> I'm needing to move my whole system from a 540Mb disk to a new 1.2Gb.
> I have seen here a post about how to do it, but, unfortunatly, i didn't
> save it. If someone, please, could repost it or give me a tip...

Try something like this (I haven't had to do this in a while, exact syntax
may not be right):

cd /the/directory/above/the/tree/to/move
tar cf - the-tree-to-move | ( cd /the/new/fs; tar xvf - )

-- Michael