I have a disk partition (/) want to copy to a smaller drive.
I checked and it appears the dd command won't work, it wants a larger destination device.
I want to go the other direction, I basically want to copy the / partition off a 300 gb drive to a 30 gig drive.
the actual space used is in the order of 20-25 gb
I'm was planning to boot using a thumb drive so the source and destination won't be mounted unless necessary
The destination device is partitioned with a boot and / already,
I don't know if a cp command will work
I'm ok over writing the destination device completely but think it's un-necessary, both devices have the same version/archit. installed and I just need to overwrite the existing / partition from the source
Is tar and rsync the only methods to use? which is the better/ easier to utilize?