If I wanted to just purely copy a drive from one system to another with no
ftp, I guess my option there is multicasting? I didn't know if there was any
other option or way to do it as a 1 to 1 thing.
The udpcast would actually do it, but note if there is only 1 receiver it
actually does a unicast.
You could also put the disk in the same machine, and use the clone option to
make a copy of the disk.
Then put it in the other machine.
Well, its a laptop, so I don't really want to mess with the hard drives. Would
prefer a way with like a crossover cable or a little switch just to do it
directly. So I guess with the udpcast, just do it as normal? I'm trying to
figure out the quickest way to do it.
The udpcast would be the easiest, since it would be an one step process to
copy the whole disk.
Depending on the OS on the system, a much faster method might be to use an usb
external hard disk.
I'm visiting my mom in Nevada for the Summer, and she has a SX2800-01 gateway
mini system and its 640GB hard
disk was reporting a couple of I/O errors (2 years old). So I bought a new 1TB
disk. Since it has Windows Vista on it,
I did a MBR backup, then backed up the restore partition and then the C
partition to an usb 400GB disk I had setup for g4l backups. Then swapped the
disks, and did a restore of the mbr and the two partitions, and it took much
less time then doing a disk clone, since ntfsclone backups only used data.
The other advantage is that you have a backup to another device if something
fails or gets corrupted.
You have a point there - I think these laptops have esata ports on them, so if
I had a drive that would be pretty quick I imagine.
USB 2 is good for external disks, but about 1/2 the speed of the same drive
connected with the native connection. Haven't had the opportunity to use and
esata connection. Mom's machine had one, but system only had two internal
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