Newbie here.... I probably extended myself over my skis here but I need some help.
I cloned a 500GB HD that I have setup in RAID1. The drive had 367GB of data (133 GB free). I cloned that to an external 1TB SSD.
Being a newbie I didn't understand that the dd command would clone the 500GB onto the TB drive not just using 500GB but filling the TB drive. My TB drive now shows that it has 133GB of free space. I would like to restore what was cloned onto the TB drive back to the 500GB drive.
I thought I could simply use the dd command to send the data back to the 500GB drive. (you experienced folks are shaking your heads no....) What I'm finding is that the process is trying to image back as a TB drive and not the 500GB of data that was originally on the drive.
Additional detail......I wanted to try and create a boot drive of the 500GB drive. With that, I attempted to load the Mint install on the 500 GB drive. Due to "family issues" I need to nix that idea and just bring the configuration back to the way it was previously.
- Is there a way to do what I want to do
- If yes, how do I do that?
- If no, any suggestions?