[arch-general] Re-install of Arch on a larger drive

Joan Aymà joanayma at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 14:41:35 UTC 2018

You can go with the rsync solution if you create your new filesystems with
the old uuids.

On 19 Mar 2018 3:30 pm, "Jens John" <lists at 2ion.de> wrote:

> On Mon, 19 Mar 2018, at 14:46, Carsten Mattner via arch-general wrote:
> > On 3/19/18, Paul Gideon Dann via arch-general
> > <arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:
> > > I've moved or cloned my general-use Arch system between disks more
> times
> > > than I can count. This is what LVM is for. If you're not using LVM (or
> > > BTRFS), I recommend you start
> >
> > Which aspect is easier/improved with LVM?
> Generally speaking, it decouples the sizes of your file systems from disk
> geometry (partitions). So you can resize whichever logical volume up or
> down without having to care about if there's space in front or after it.
> What 's not so neat about OPs dd solution when compared to rsync is that
> if you have a 100G file system 50% full , you'll copy ~100G of data instead
> of ~50G. Depending on transfer speeds, that can be a lot of extra time.
> Also, you'll get free defragmentation when starting with fresh file
> systems. If you want to change file system block sizes, you also need to
> start fresh.

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