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Migration to the bigger SD card

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kriticar

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Jun 24, 2012
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I am concerned about file permissions.

For now as I have plenty internal storage, I am considering an option to tar the files from the old SD card, and than, after formatting the new SD card, untar eventing, respecting permissions.
I have installed busybox.

Another option would be to create dd image of the old SD card, Mount it, than format the new SD card, and copy everything from mounted image back to the card.

These two are only ways to preserve file permissions, aren't they?
 

skeptic1007

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Jul 24, 2010
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The sdcards are formatted as fat32, right? No problem. Simply copy everything from one card to the other, as per the first advice.

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kriticar

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Jun 24, 2012
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I have put small SD card into computer and rsync-ed is contents to the temporary folder. Than I have put bigger SD card and rsync-ed back.
Everything went ok.
Thanks.