Ubuntu – Fastest way to migrate to a bigger SSD (18.04)


I've seen a few postings about migration with older Ubuntu versions.

What's the fastest way to migrate 120GB (80GB full) to a 1TB SSD under Ubuntu 18.04?

  • live duplicate or via image possible
  • how to extend the new volume on the new SSD?

Because I've only a limited time window once I've started I'd be happy for suggestions for the fastest way to get new system up and running again.

Best Answer

What about using a Live System and

sudo dd if=/dev/sdx0 of=/dev/sdy0


sudo resize2fs /dev/sdy0

afterwards to resize the partition.

With sdx0 being your old partition and sdy0 being the new one.