setting up many FreeBSD boxes at once... advice?

Vulpes Velox kitbsdlists at
Wed Apr 23 17:26:29 PDT 2003

On Tue, 22 Apr 2003 18:09:32 -0700
BSD baby <bsdlap at> wrote:

> I'm going to be setting up 6 identical FreeBSD boxes at the same time.
> (Workstation boxes inside our office.)
> Each one with the exact same setup.  Same ports installed, etc.
> Anyone whose done this before have any advice?
> Should I put /usr/ports on one NFS share so I don't have to keep
> cvsuping the directories or downloading the source files?
> Actually... if the boxes are identical is there any harm in doing 
> a permanent NFS for the whole /usr partition?   All sharing one /usr?

Do a man on dd. Using dd you can copy the disk to a file. Then you can just hook a bunch of drives up to one machine and just use dd to copy it on to those drives.

Yeah, the nfs think should work too. I am using nfs to make the bin dirs from my other box.

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