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how to restore an image backup to a different sizeHD [SOLVED

Postby glore2002 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:00 am

Hello!

I made a Redobackup image of my linuxmint 14.1 system. This is a 160Gb Hard Disk. I made a complete backup (all partitions).
Now, I want to restore that image but to a 320Gb Hard disk. What should I do to modify partition sizes to use the new hard disk to its full capacity? Is this possible in linux?

Now, my partitions are: Swap: 2Gb; /: 58GB and /home: around 99Gb. I would like to make them (on the new disk): Swap: 2Gb; /: 100Gb and /home: The rest.

Thanks in advace,
Glore2002.-
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Re: how to restore an image backup to a different size HD

Postby Dyfi on Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:34 am

My choice would be to restore the image to your new hard drive and then resize the partitons using gparted from a live CD.
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Re: how to restore an image backup to a different size HD

Postby glore2002 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:03 pm

Thanks for your reply Dyfi but How can I resize swap, / and /home. I see how to expand /home because it is the last partition but How can I move /home to make room for expanding / and swap?


Don't know if this was clear :-) Thanks!
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Re: how to restore an image backup to a different size HD

Postby Dyfi on Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:40 am

Select you home partition, right click, select the option to reize/move. Moving a partition could take quite a long time. Once your /home is moved, the other partitions can be either moved or expanded.
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