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In the event of HD failure...

Posted: 10 Jun 2009, 16:16
by mesmith
I'm new to Linux, and trying to develop a strategy to recover from HD failure if it occurs. I have two HD's. On my primary HD I have two partitions, Linux and Swap. My backup HD is a single partition. I have captured and saved the primary drive's MBR to my backup HD, along with an image of my primary Linux partition (using partimage).

In the event of primary HD failure, I would install, partition and format a new HD using RescueCD (two partitions, Linux and Swap). This disk would likely be larger than my old disk. I would restore the MBR, then restore the Linux image.

Would this procedure work, or would all hell break loose?