add a harddrive to an existing system

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Dec 27 15:11:14 PST 2004

Eric F Crist <ecrist at> writes:

> Where, in the handbook, can I find where to add a new hard drive to an
> existing system?  I know vaguely that I need to do a newfs and such,
> as well as an fdisk, but I don't know what all the options mean and
> how to best optimize this drive.  Also, I'm thinking of obtaining an
> identical drive as my system drive and performing a dump of sorts on a
> schedule for backup purposes.  anyone have any insight?

Not actually in the Handbook, but what you want is: 
the "Disk Formatting Tutorial".

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