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Asterisk Server Clone

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I'm currently using asterisk 1.4 I would like to clone this harddrive to another backup harddrive so if anything happens with my harddrive I can just plug in the backup harddrive restart the system and then everything will start working. Thank you
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by:torimar
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A simple 'dd' issued from within a Live CD would certainly do that, but I recommend this free little tool which is easier to use and more intuitive: Disk Copy by Easeus: http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/

(Obviously, it has to be started from a bootable CD)
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just so I understand so I'll I need to do is install a 2nd harddrive in the asterisk server and then make a bootable cd with the easues cd and then do the clone option on the cd is it a gui or command line thank you
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by:torimar
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Yes.
It is a CD with just one program, but it offers you a graphical GUI for that program. Check out the guide:
http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/disk-copy.htm

If that is easier for you, you could also connect the second disk externally for cloning, using an encasement with USB/SATA adapter. In that case, you would only have to fiddle with the server hardware when and if a disaster occurs.
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by:torimar
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ps:
But of course, you may want to make sure after completeing the clone process that the system actually boots of the clone.
At least I would.
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by:justadad
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You could combine DD with NC so that you don't have to physically install the drive into the same server....ie you would need a drive in another machine ready to do the DD to.  You also could put the secondary drive into a USB case and do the DD to it there.
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DrDamnit earned 500 total points
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DD is the long way around the barn.

Use: http://clonezilla.org/

I have used this several times before for the exact use you are asking for.
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by:DrDamnit
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Do you have an update? Did you get your answer?
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Thank you
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