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webatomic 02-04-2011 11:54 AM

Verifying a clone
 
Is there some preferred method for verifying a cloned drive? Some quick way of checking that everything is as it should be?

dnanian 02-04-2011 12:11 PM

Starting up from it is often a good check...

webatomic 02-04-2011 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by webatomic (Post 30247)
Is there some preferred method for verifying a cloned drive? Some quick way of checking that everything is as it should be?

Right. I figured out that much. But from that point, are there any tips on what to check, or ways to quickly compare it against the source drive to make sure it's all good?

I'm figuring on this being a regular thing, so I'd like to have some kind of simple routine to go through, unless you think simply booting to the clone is proof enough that it's an exact duplicate of the original.

dnanian 02-04-2011 12:19 PM

There's really no way to verify. And, frankly, with a live system it's changing constantly. By the time you get around to 'checking' it, it's different.

webatomic 02-04-2011 12:21 PM

So you recommend to boot from it and then move on basically, yes?

dnanian 02-04-2011 12:29 PM

My general suggestion is to have more than one backup. It's faster to create and maintain two backups then it is to verify one, and it has additional benefits, too. :)

garoomph 02-10-2013 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by dnanian (Post 30256)
My general suggestion is to have more than one backup.

When I clone into an image I want to verify that before multiplying it.

I tried rsync --dry-run --checksum, but it only displays results at the very end, which is annoying for tens of gigabytes.

dnanian 02-10-2013 03:45 PM

Understood. It's not something we have a solution for at present.


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