Clone SGI Hard Disk



The basic steps to clone a SGI IRIX system hard disk are:

  1. Use fx -x to wipe the drive and create a root drive, then resize the swap partition to something reasonable (2GB is what I use for a 9GB drive, don't use less that 600MB).
  2. Use mkfs_xfs to create the file system.
  3. Use dvhtool to put sash in the volume header. (Note that sash is not in /stand like the instructions say unless you put it there. Just copy it to disk from the live disk or installation CD).
  4. Mount the new disk on a mount point like /mnt or /clone
  5. xfsdump/xfsrestore the system disk.