[FAQ pointer] Re: Copy old drive to new drive - is it possible?

Tig tigger at onemoremonkey.com
Sun Feb 22 02:59:19 PST 2004

On 21 Feb 2004 09:41:19 -0500
Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org> wrote:

> Tig <tigger at onemoremonkey.com> writes:
> > Hi, I have a hard drive which is on its last legs. I also have new
> > hard drive to replace the old one. I was wondering if it is possible
> > to simply copy everything from the old drive to the new (after
> > formating the new drive) and have my system back up and running, or
> > do I need to reinstall the OS and everything else?
> "How do I move my system over to my huge new disk?"
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/disks.html#NEW-HUGE-DISK

Just for the record. The FAQ link above was very helpful and I now have
my old, single disk installation spread across two new, fat hard disks
and everything is working great. dump | restore was also very easy to
use and very quick.

Thanks heaps!


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