change system drive

  • I got my new SSD to replace the old one and I don't like to install OMV new, but restore system on the new one and want to ask, for help to do that. I see there are inbuild solutions and I already made a bachup to one of the data drives. I assume following procedure.


    - Make backup to data drive
    - set grub loader to boot from Clonezilla ISO one time ==> Is the clonezilla backup on data drive meant?
    - change disk
    - restore system with clonezilla ==> a bit more details, what to click in clonezilla would be good
    - boot up new


    Is that correct?


    I may have the chance to connect both, old and new disks to my Windows/Ubuntu PC. Is there another (easier) way to clone then?
    Can I just use

    Code
    dd

    ???

  • Your plan should work just fine. Clonezilla is better and faster than using dd.

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  • Tried today to clone my system. I booted to Clonezilla, old disk still installed and the new one at external Sata port. So far good, but Problem is that, the old disk I use for system by now has a size pretty much bigger, than the new SSD I want to use. Any recommendation?

  • resize the partitions on the old drive with gparted-live to a size smaller than new ssd.

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  • Hi,


    I've planned to replace my SSD system drive by a smaller one.
    There are two partions on it: 20GB system + 200GB DATA (for download managers, emby, plex and mysql)
    I'll use acronis true image to clone the disk, but what about partitions uuid ?
    they will remain the same, no need to change fstab or anything else?


    thanks

  • No idea how acronis works but if the UUIDs are the same, no changes to fstab are necessary.

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  • I finaly succeeded to clone my system disk to a smaller one.


    Acronis is simplier to use, but unfortunally it looses the partitions UUID. (at least for version 2014)
    So I give clonezilla a try, with success!
    Here are the steps:

    • Boot with Gparted Live to shrink partitions such that they will fit on the new drive
    • Boot with CloneZilla:
      • choose "device-device clone"
      • select the advanced options, let default options and enable the -icds
      • process
    • eventually boot on gparted to extend partitions on the target

    Hope it can helps

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