This is a short but potentially extremely handy guide to ghosting one Linux box to another (or simply making a full backup of a desktop/server).
On the target machine:
nc -p 2222 -l | bzip2 -d | dd of=/dev/hdb
On the source machine:
bzip2 -c /dev/hda | nc 10.111.1.206 2222
- please be VERY careful about IPs, devices and ports.
- after completion of dd command you have to run fsck on target partitions