Of course I can easily copy an entire partition into an image file (e.g.
by a simple "cp /dev/hdc6 /dos/hdc6.img") and remount this image in just a
matter of seconds through the loop device ("mount /dos/hdc6.img /warp -t
hpfs -o loop=/dev/loop3"), or copy it back to another partition of the same
size on a new hard disk. But now, how about this approach at a higher level:
Having created e.g. two partitions of the same size on the hard disks of two
*different* systems, linked by nothing more than their respective network
connections, how do I copy the *raw* data of an *entire* partition over TCP/IP
(i.e. the whole partition such as /dev/hdc6 e.g. to the /dev/hda6 on another
computer "at the other end of the network wire", but without any need to put
both hard disks into the same computer for making the copy, or to make an
image on removable media, to then mount it on the new system and copy the
files individually, or even to care about the format of these partitions)?
Briefly, the way that I'd like to transmit the data (preferably with
standard tools not specific to any particular distribution) is this:
/dev/hdc6 =cp=> PC1 =TCP/IP=> LAN/Dial-Up =TCP/IP=> PC2 =cp=> /dev/hda6
Thanks in advance for your help (also by eMail to my address below).
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