rsync to 2nd HDD as a backup

BassTeQ

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Hi all,

Just after some advise. In my server I have 2 HDD's I've created the same partition structure on HDD2 as HDD1.
HDD1 mounted as sda
HDD2 mounted as sdb

The partitions are rsync'ed nightly. If HDD1 ever has any issues, would I be able to simply mount HDD2 as sda and bring up the server without any issues? Can anyone see any reasons why this may not work?

Cheers
 

cPanelMichael

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Apr 11, 2011
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Hello :)

Yes, assuming it's an exact replication of the data (including permissions and ownership values), I don't see any reason why it would fail to boot as intended.

Thank you.