Adding a new IDE harddrive

CARTER Anthony a.carter at
Tue Apr 22 23:54:11 PDT 2003

What I did was mount my new drive onto /mnt/x then copied my /home /usr/ports 
and other directories to it, then made /home and /usr/ports symbolic links 
into the new hard a dream...:D


On Tuesday 22 April 2003 23:39, Nathan Kinkade wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 22, 2003 at 01:23:12PM -0700, Nathan Kinkade wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 22, 2003 at 04:10:21PM -0700, Michael A. Alestock wrote:
> > > I have a question...I already know how to add a new harddrive to my
> system,
> > > however, what I wanted to know is how do I use the new harddrive's
> space to
> > > add more space to my current filesystem's directories?  Do I have to
> LINK the
> > > new harddrive to the old drive?  How would I go about this process??
> > >
> > > Thanks!  : )
> >
> > It's in the FreeBSD FAQ.
> > Nathan
> I apologize, after re-reading your email and then fully looking through
> the FAQ to which I directed you, I see that the FAQ in question doesn't
> much cover your concern, although it does have a tiny section on moving
> a portion of a filesystem to a different disk.  You could do something
> akin to what section 4.2 of that faq suggests.  You sould be able to
> use that extra space at any place in your current filesystem - and of
> course, have it mounted automatically via an entry in /etc/fstab.  As
> far as distributing a little of the space across many directories that
> currently reside on one filesyste, I don't think this is possible - or
> at least not easily accomplished.  As was briefly covered in the faq, I
> have had good luck with mounting my new disk (or slice) to a temporary
> mount point, then copying the contents of the dir (or filesystem) that I
> want to expand to this temp. mount point.  Then delete or backup the
> original dir and mount your new disk or slice at the old location.
> There may also be some limited cases where growfs(8), but this pertains
> to changes on the same physical disk.
> Nathan

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