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  1. Clone a drive

    Hi

    A friend has n old computer about ten years old running Unix. It has
    some rarely used data on it and he wants to anticipate a breakdown and
    transfer the data AND O/S to more reliable hardware. He wants to be
    able to boot the machine and access the data after the transfer.

    He has tried some DOS and Windows based cloning applications but they
    won't play.

    Is there anything around that would squirt what he has on this old
    drive onto a new drive in bootable condition.

    Many thanks

    Colin

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    me@privacy.net typed (on Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 05:28:41PM +0000):
    | Hi
    |
    | A friend has n old computer about ten years old running Unix. It has
    | some rarely used data on it and he wants to anticipate a breakdown and
    | transfer the data AND O/S to more reliable hardware. He wants to be
    | able to boot the machine and access the data after the transfer.
    |
    | He has tried some DOS and Windows based cloning applications but they
    | won't play.
    |
    | Is there anything around that would squirt what he has on this old
    | drive onto a new drive in bootable condition.
    |
    | Many thanks
    |
    | Colin

    me@privacy.net typed (on Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 05:28:41PM +0000):
    | Hi
    |
    | A friend has n old computer about ten years old running Unix. It has
    | some rarely used data on it and he wants to anticipate a breakdown and
    | transfer the data AND O/S to more reliable hardware. He wants to be
    | able to boot the machine and access the data after the transfer.
    |
    | He has tried some DOS and Windows based cloning applications but they
    | won't play.
    |
    | Is there anything around that would squirt what he has on this old
    | drive onto a new drive in bootable condition.
    |
    | Many thanks
    |
    | Colin

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    In article ,
    wrote:

    >A friend has n old computer about ten years old running Unix. It has
    >some rarely used data on it and he wants to anticipate a breakdown and
    >transfer the data AND O/S to more reliable hardware. He wants to be
    >able to boot the machine and access the data after the transfer.


    You haven't mentioned what brand/flavor of Unix, or it's variant
    within that brand.

    >He has tried some DOS and Windows based cloning applications but they
    >won't play.


    >Is there anything around that would squirt what he has on this old
    >drive onto a new drive in bootable condition.


    One of the supertars would get both the data and the OS.

    HOWEVER - there is a very great possibility - approaching 100% IMO
    - that an OS of that vintage will not run on currently available
    hardware. And depending upon the unnamed program storing data he
    may need a new version of that program in addition to a new OS.

    Bill
    --
    Bill Vermillion - bv @ wjv . com

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