How to move to new SSD without reinstall?

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benyaminl
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How to move to new SSD without reinstall?

Post by benyaminl » 2019/11/08 02:39:31

Hello, I want to change and swap my SSD with the bigger one, is there anyway to move the whole disk to new one without reinstalling? I heard about DD and rsync but still I don't satisfied with the answer provided all over internet. Maybe can someone told me about or give short explanation about what should I do. Thanks!

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Re: How to move to new SSD without reinstall?

Post by jlehtone » 2019/11/08 05:54:58


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Re: How to move to new SSD without reinstall?

Post by desertcat » 2019/11/08 11:08:18

jlehtone wrote:
2019/11/08 05:54:58
I'd say Clonezilla. See https://www.clonezilla.org/clonezilla-u ... -usage.php
One caveat: The drive needs to be at least the same size or larger.

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Re: How to move to new SSD without reinstall?

Post by BShT » 2019/11/08 12:55:12

you can DD then expand

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Re: How to move to new SSD without reinstall?

Post by jlehtone » 2019/11/08 14:56:14

desertcat wrote:
2019/11/08 11:08:18
One caveat: The drive needs to be at least the same size or larger.
Irrelevant for OP, who wants to change to larger disk.


Besides, with unshrinkable XFS no image copy method works.

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Re: How to move to new SSD without reinstall?

Post by anthonynorth » 2019/11/09 15:39:03

+1 for clonezilla. I've used DD in the past but clonezilla makes it much easier.

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