I am trying to have a DR plan for my linux system. Currently I have a
Installation with the partition structure of / and swap. So I have to take
only one dump of root.
Trying to duplicate the sytem, I setup and identical system under vmware and
copied the root.dump to the / of the vmware system. However I could not run
restore -rf root.dump successfully as it gave the warnings that most of the
So I created another drive, restored the dump to the new drive and while
booting from grub, used command line interface to boot to the second drive.
It worked fine, but relied on /boot of the first drive. grub-install on the
second drive did not work too as it said the drive has no BIOS listings.
Is it possible for the restore to overwrite existing files, so that I can
just boot via a rescue cd and have grub installed to have a duplicate
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