Importing a server setup.
gpeel at thenetnow.com
Fri Feb 9 14:47:33 UTC 2007
I have a very good setup on a server that I would like to clone to a brand new server, and an existing server.
My plan is dependant on two things, feel free to comment on them if I am missing something:
0. Make sure the machine to be cloned is using a generic kernel, and ensure the SAS driver is enabled.
1. I will take complete dumps of all the file systems (less swap and dev of course). These will be kept on a local machine that has filesharing setup (another freebsd box).
2. a. I will boot the new box using FreeBSD 6.1 or 6.2 CD. (How do I keep from entering sysinstall?)
b.Setup the new filesystems,
c. setup a local network IP and configure a network fileshare client so I can get to the dumps, (this is doable, right?)
d. inport the stored data, and configure the machine specific details (hostname, IP etc etc etc),
Am I missing antything here?
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