I'm working with a Linux server with a failing drive, and am interested in the best/easiest way to transfer the existing data onto a new drive, and reboot with the new hardware.
The server is running a fairly ancient version of SUSE (2.6.8-24 kernel), and contains two internal SCSI drives. One is divided into the various standard partitions. The second is mapped to a custom mount point to hold certain data. It is the first drive that is failing.
The OS detected an error, and automatically remounted the /home partition read-only.
I have spare drives of the same size and type of the failing drive. I also have some larger drives.