- Old 200GB PATA Hard drive
- 3 TB SATA Hard drive
I used a PATA to use to replicate the existing SATA drive the the PATA USB drive. Short bit a googling to learn that the best way to move the files and maintain all permissions, user groups, etc was tar.
Tar mount points, and extract to new mount points. After a few tries all is well.. ready for the switch. By time all was ready it was late, I knew I should just go to bed. But… I knew if I waited too long there be many files that might have changed and I would have to re-tar it all.
So up I stay… time to get this switched. So, I umounted the soekris, unhooked all the wires and cracked the case. Swapped out the hard drives… but nothing. The new drive wouldn’t boot. On to Plan B…