Disk Replacement: SCO Open Server
Posted on 2004-11-22
Quick question: The OS is SCO Open Server 5.Something can't remember for sure but I don't think it really matters.
I have a disk that I want to replace because it is making some unusual noises and there is no fault tolerance in this system. This system has been in production for quite sometime and I am nervous that it is ready to take a dump.
Can I just add the new disk to the system and perform a DD if=/dev/(current disk device) of=/dev/(new disk device) and then swap the new disk in once the operation is complete?
I am hoping that it would be this easy. Of couse this system is old so I am not sure I will be able to find the same exact disk. Will this be a factor? If so, I am not interesested in salvaging space on a newer disk if I have to purchase something larger than the 9G that I have in the system currently.