View Full Version : xserve OS drive backup/duplication

05-28-2007, 02:48 AM
Had a look through the forums and almost have the gist of things, but wasn't 100% sure. I simply want to take the 80GB ADM OS drive I have running on an xserve, pop in a second blank 80GB ADM and do a straight copy.

I can turn off any of the services on the machine, no problem.. i just have an issue with booting off of a CD or something of the sort since i need the IP to stay intact.

Is it as easy as copy from A to B while the OS is running, no problem? Do I have to turn off any processes to insure i don't get any corruption?

MUCH thanks!

05-28-2007, 09:38 AM
You should turn off as much as you can. It should work OK, but it depends on what you have installed and how it's configured: if you have things running that haven't flushed their files to disk, there could be issues... the only way to know is to try.