• Help!

    From Charles Stephenson@1:226/17 to ] on Fri Jan 11 00:46:50 2019
    Problem No. 1


    I am trying to figure out how can I transfer information from one HDD that's in
    my laptop, to another HDD, that I plan on replacing the current one in my laptop with.

    Is there something I can buy to make the HDD active, able to transfer files to?

    Looking for something that's not too costly.
    Regards,
    KrUpTiOn
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  • From Dave Cloutier@1:249/317 to Charles Stephenson on Fri Jan 11 07:04:33 2019
    On 01/11/19, Charles Stephenson said the following...

    I am trying to figure out how can I transfer information from one HDD

    that's in my laptop, to another HDD, that I plan on replacing the
    current one in my laptop with.

    Is there something I can buy to make the HDD active, able to transfer files to?

    Depends on what is the type of drives you use.

    Let's say both are SATA, you have multiple options.

    There is drive duplicators, which I also use to mount ad-hoc drives and such. The price vary between 40$ and 100$. You plug both drives vertically and you can either mount them or copy the source to the target within a computer.
    There is duplicators from various interface types too.

    If it is SATA, you can always buy an USB to SATA adapter. These are cheap and only cost a few bucks. Then use dd to create an image and write the image on the new drive. I you can have both drives connected at the same time, making a direct copy is good too. It requires the target is exactly the same or larger.

    You would them use something like: dd if=/dev/drive1 of=/dev/drive2 bs=4M

    If the target is smaller, you have to do additional steps to reduce the file system on the source first before copying it on the target. This step is advanced and working on your original source drive can cause loss of data if something goes wrong.

    You could create an image (with dd) and mount that image as a loop device,
    then do the partition changes on the image before writing it to the target. I've never really done it myself but this could theoretically be possible to
    do so.

    I hope that helps you with your problem.

    Cheers!

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  • From Richard Lewis@1:249/317 to Dave Cloutier on Sat Jan 12 04:41:00 2019
    I am trying to figure out how can I transfer information from one
    HDD
    that's in my laptop, to another HDD, that I plan on replacing the current one in my laptop with.
    There is drive duplicators, which I also use to mount ad-hoc drives and such. The price vary between 40$ and 100$. You plug both drives
    vertically and you can either mount them or copy the source to the
    target within a computer. There is duplicators from various interface types too.

    Was going to reply with pretty much the same answer as DC. One option you
    could consider is a drive caddy that turns the bare HDD into an external
    drive with USB connector then you can use something like 'dd' to mirror the internal drive to external.

    Once the copy is done you can swap the drives around, and use your old
    internal as portable storage.

    RenMas

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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/17 to Dave Cloutier on Sun Jan 13 06:13:34 2019
    Re: Re: Help!
    By: Dave Cloutier to Charles Stephenson on Fri Jan 11 2019 07:04 am

    I am trying to figure out how can I transfer information from one
    HDD
    Depends on what is the type of drives you use.

    Let's say both are SATA, you have multiple options.

    There is drive duplicators, which I also use to mount ad-hoc drives and such. The price vary between 40$ and 100$. You plug both drives
    vertically
    and you can either mount them or copy the source to the target within a


    I'm trying to transfer stuff from my Laptop HDD to a bigger HDD for my laptop. I found this cool device that lets me turn the extra drive into a external USB drive, I ordered it off of E-Bay yesterday for only 10 bucks! I DO have to find the right software for linux that will copy EVERYthing as is to the other drive...
    Regards,
    KrUpTiOn
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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/17 to Richard Lewis on Sun Jan 13 06:14:45 2019
    Re: Re: Help!
    By: Richard Lewis to Dave Cloutier on Sat Jan 12 2019 04:41 am

    Was going to reply with pretty much the same answer as DC. One option you could consider is a drive caddy that turns the bare HDD into an external drive with USB connector then you can use something like 'dd' to mirror the internal drive to external.


    That's exactly what I'm going to do, I ordered one lastnight, it'll be here in 5 days! :)

    btw, what is 'dd'?
    Regards,
    KrUpTiOn
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  • From Dave Cloutier@1:249/317 to Charles Stephenson on Sun Jan 13 07:23:16 2019
    I'm trying to transfer stuff from my Laptop HDD to a bigger HDD for my laptop. I found this cool device that lets me turn the extra drive into
    a external USB drive, I ordered it off of E-Bay yesterday for only 10 bucks! I DO have to find the right software for linux that will copy EVERYthing as is to the other drive...

    dd is your friend in that case. You can get the devices name using lsblk.

    Then copying will be just to run: dd if=/dev/{srcdev} of=/dev/{tgtdev} bs=4M

    This will copy block by block, from {srcdev} to {tgtdev}.

    Once completed, you will have to expand your partitions on the target drive
    to use it's full size, since the partitions will be sized from the source
    drive size when originally created.

    Cheers!

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Charles Stephenson on Sun Jan 13 09:31:06 2019

    On 2019 Jan 13 06:14:44, you wrote to Richard Lewis:

    btw, what is 'dd'?

    [linux]

    user@invalid:~/$ man dd

    [/linux]

    )\/(ark

    Always Mount a Scratch Monkey
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  • From Benny Pedersen@2:230/0 to Charles Stephenson on Wed Apr 22 08:09:24 2020
    Hello Charles!

    11 Jan 2019 00:46, Charles Stephenson wrote to ]:

    Problem No. 1

    42

    I am trying to figure out how can I transfer information from one HDD that's in my laptop, to another HDD, that I plan on replacing the current
    one in
    my laptop with.

    if its linux ?

    tarball it

    Is there something I can buy to make the HDD active, able to transfer files to?

    pariton magic

    Looking for something that's not too costly.

    write your own problem ?


    Regards Benny

    ... there can only be one way of life, and it works :)

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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/17 to Benny Pedersen on Thu Apr 23 16:56:52 2020
    Re: Help!
    By: Benny Pedersen to Charles Stephenson on Wed Apr 22 2020 08:09 am

    Hello Charles!

    11 Jan 2019 00:46, Charles Stephenson wrote to ]:

    Problem No. 1

    42

    *GRIN*
    right, more like 42,125,345,245!

    I am trying to figure out how can I transfer information from one
    HDD that's in my laptop, to another HDD, that I plan on replacing
    the current

    I wish there was a program in linux that could take advantage of my vast amount of google cloud space.

    one in
    my laptop with.

    if its linux ?

    tarball it

    Good idea

    Is there something I can buy to make the HDD active, able to
    transfer files to?

    pariton magic

    Is there a linux version??

    Looking for something that's not too costly.

    write your own problem ?

    I WISH! I am planning on learning pascal. Might be a good time to do it while in lockdown
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  • From Benny Pedersen@2:230/0 to Charles Stephenson on Mon May 25 21:08:04 2020
    Hello Charles!

    23 Apr 2020 16:56, Charles Stephenson wrote to Benny Pedersen:

    Is there something I can buy to make the HDD active, able to
    transfer files to?

    pariton magic

    Is there a linux version??

    sysresqueuecd, install this on usb stick, boot it, now tarball it from the harddisk you like to recovery data from

    google it

    and paragon magic is linux aswell but needs gui on linux, just like it does on windows, windows version handle linux partion natively

    other options instll e2filesystem on windows, mount linux partions natively and backup data

    what is best for you work depends on what data to recovery


    Regards Benny

    ... there can only be one way of life, and it works :)

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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/17 to Benny Pedersen on Wed May 27 18:43:57 2020
    Re: Help!
    By: Benny Pedersen to Charles Stephenson on Mon May 25 2020 09:08 pm

    sysresqueuecd, install this on usb stick, boot it, now tarball it from
    the
    harddisk you like to recovery data from

    google it

    and paragon magic is linux aswell but needs gui on linux, just like it does on windows, windows version handle linux partion natively

    other options instll e2filesystem on windows, mount linux partions natively and backup data

    I paid for Insync a few months ago. It 'kinda' worked. One day it stopped making backups to my google drive. I'm still looking for a backup (gui based, and can be ran unattended) that I can make backups from linux to google drive. --- SBBSecho 3.11-Linux
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  • From Benny Pedersen@2:230/0 to Charles Stephenson on Thu May 28 01:01:46 2020
    Hello Charles!

    27 May 2020 18:43, Charles Stephenson wrote to Benny Pedersen:

    I paid for Insync a few months ago. It 'kinda' worked. One day it stopped making backups to my google drive. I'm still looking for a backup (gui based, and can be ran unattended) that I can make backups from linux to google drive.

    ----- dropbox.ebuild begins -----
    * net-misc/dropbox
    Available versions: 94.4.384^ms ~96.4.172^ms ~97.3.451^ms ~97.4.467^ms
    IUSE (all versions): X +librsync-bundled selinux
    Best versions/slot: 94.4.384^ms
    Homepage: https://www.dropbox.com/
    Find open bugs: https://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=net-misc%2Fdropbox
    Description: Dropbox daemon (pretends to be GUI-less)
    License: BSD-2 CC-BY-ND-3.0 FTL MIT LGPL-2 openssl dropbox

    ----- dropbox.ebuild ends -----

    then automate dropbox to copy data to gdrive

    will you really sit there and see it sync ? :)

    best option with non maintained is to get synology nas, and use cloud sync there


    Regards Benny

    ... there can only be one way of life, and it works :)

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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/17 to Benny Pedersen on Thu May 28 19:30:47 2020
    Re: Help!
    By: Benny Pedersen to Charles Stephenson on Thu May 28 2020 01:01 am

    ----- dropbox.ebuild begins -----
    * net-misc/dropbox
    Available versions: 94.4.384^ms ~96.4.172^ms ~97.3.451^ms ~97.4.467^ms IUSE (all versions): X +librsync-bundled selinux
    Best versions/slot: 94.4.384^ms
    Homepage: https://www.dropbox.com/
    Find open bugs: https://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=net-misc%2Fdropbox Description: Dropbox daemon (pretends to be GUI-less)
    License: BSD-2 CC-BY-ND-3.0 FTL MIT LGPL-2 openssl dropbox

    ----- dropbox.ebuild ends -----

    then automate dropbox to copy data to gdrive

    will you really sit there and see it sync ? :)

    best option with non maintained is to get synology nas, and use cloud
    sync

    I have dropbox too, but I don't have a lot of space with it. I have 4 gigs on google cloud that I'm paying for. I got a package deal with something else I bought a few years back. I've 'tried' a few shareware linux backup programs. there WAS one I wish I could remember the name. it had options for google drive, but was only available if you paid for it. I was tempted to pay, but I'd have to have pay for something only to find out it doesn't work.
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