Moving existing FreeBSD system to a new harddisk...
wblock at wonkity.com
Wed Apr 18 16:07:09 UTC 2007
On Wed, 18 Apr 2007, Amarendra Godbole wrote:
> I have FreeBSD 6.2 installed on a Dell Latitude D400 laptop. The
> harddisk is 40G, with FreeBSD occupying about 25G, and remaining to
> Windows. I have received a replacement for this hard disk, which is a
> bigger capacity one - 80G. I have to move the existing FreeBSD system
> from the old to the new hard disk. I did find something here:
> http://www.freebsddiary.org/driveswap.php. Still, I'd like to hear
> someone's experience regarding the same. Thanks!
The FAQ has the canonical way to do it:
As that says, the easiest way is to do a minimal install on the new disk
and then use restore.
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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