Old/Source drive: Seagate 750GB (full and getting flaky) in Antec MX-1
New/Destination drive: WD 2 TB EURS
Using Gparted 3.7-7 for procedure
Performed appropriate shutdown of old drive in DVR.
Installed new drive into Antec, powered up, powered up DVR and let formatting of drive conclude successfully
Performed appropriate shutdown.
Attached both drives via USB (1 in Antec, 1 via SATA->USB adapter cable) to laptop PC
Verified that both drives are visible in Gparted with appropriate sizes
Followed instructions from post #1 to create mount points and successfully mounted both drives
Executed xfsdump | restore commands
xfsrestore command was spitting out many "xfsrestore: attempt to write xxxxx bytes to viewer/segments/..... at offset yyyyyy failed: Invalid argument"
Quit dump/restore via ctrl-C
Unmounted old drive
Successfully Ran xfs_repair -L -r /dev/sdc3 /dev/sdc2
Remounted old drive
Again ran xfsdump | xfsrestore commands
xfsrestore failing with "ERROR: -R option required to resume or -Q option required to force completion of previously interrupted restore session"
I've read through the man pages for xfsrestore and hunted over the web and can't find a way to start from the beginning (i.e. ignore/overwrite the existing contents of the drive being restored to). I believe that this is what I want do given the errors I was previously encountering - versus resuming.
1. How do I indicate to treat the dest disk as empty?
2. What should I have used to interrupt the xfsdump | xfsrestore commands, if not ctrl-C?