Sulforaphane
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Fast way to clone one Raspberry Pi to another, when both are on the network.

Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:00 pm

Is there any fast and smart way to clone one Rasperry Pi drive to another, so they are identical, if they are both on the network?

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Re: Fast way to clone one Raspberry Pi to another, when both are on the network.

Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:16 pm

yes the sd-copier..
as detailed in this raspbian update blog from a few years ago..
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/anothe ... -raspbian/

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Re: Fast way to clone one Raspberry Pi to another, when both are on the network.

Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:16 pm

It's not possible to overwrite the SDCard your system is booted from, it will crash before the copy is complete.

Get a USB SDCard reader and a spare SDCard. Use the built-in "SD Card Copier" in Raspbian. Shut the second RPi down, swap cards and reboot from the copied SDCard.
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Re: Fast way to clone one Raspberry Pi to another, when both are on the network.

Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:28 pm

DougieLawson wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:16 pm
It's not possible to overwrite the SDCard your system is booted from, it will crash before the copy is complete.

Get a USB SDCard reader and a spare SDCard. Use the built-in "SD Card Copier" in Raspbian. Shut the second RPi down, swap cards and reboot from the copied SDCard.
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