backintime storing backups to a hard drive. I'm replacing that hard drive and wish to copy everything from the old drive to the new one. How can I do that, preferably with
I have 600GB data in total and both drives are 2TB capacity, so space should not be an issue. My first attempt was to run
rsync -rt --progress /SOURCE /DESTINATION but this filled the 2TB drive and failed. I thought soft/hard links might be the problem so I next tried
rsync -a --progress /SOURCE /DESTINATION but this failed the same way.
There is a similar question here about moving the metadata and settings to a new computer, but I'm trying to move my backup sets to a new drive within the same computer. The only change I want is the physical swap of the hard drives (and I'm okay editing
fstab, etc, once I have a successful copy).
Is rsync the right way to do this, with some argument I've overlooked, or do I need to use something like
dd to copy? I am reluctant to keep trying because each attempt takes many hours to run before failing.