Transferring system to a new hard drive

Matthias F. Brandstetter haimat at
Fri Nov 5 07:20:15 PST 2004

---------- quoting CHris Rich ----------
> My original install of FreeBSD is on a 30 gig hard drive, I want to
> move it to an 80 gig I now have, but i don't want to have to reinstall
> everything since I've spent hours waiting for some ports to install.
> So after googling and searching I found a few ideas of how to migrate
> to a new hard drive but none which I really trust, (ghosting,
> acronis(sp?))
> If I do move it over will I have ot make new slices to take advantage
> of the bigger hard drive? If this is the case will I lose what data is
> already in the slice or can it adjust without any hitches or loss of
> data?
> Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated

I had exactly the same issue this week, until I found this link:

HTH! Greetings, Matthias

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