tshadwick at goinet.com
Fri Jun 10 19:30:04 GMT 2005
Here's my scenario:
I have a system that we are running in production that there was an
oversight on, and it has a single hard drive installed (32GB SCSI I
believe), rather than a 3 drive raid5 array. We would like to correct
this, but we have all sorts of up-to-date packages and config files that
we've tweaked that we would hate to just start over on it.
There's a tool for OSX called "Carbon Copy Cloner" that would take care of
this for me, which is basically a series of copy commands that takes the
filesystem from one drive to another, preserving EVERYTHING important, and
then bless the boot volume.
Is there anything similar I can do on FreeBSD? My boss thinks I should be
able to tar up the entire filesystem, create the raid array, and untar the
whole thing on the new array. I seem to think this will fail due to block
devices that have changed, fstab entries that have changed (though this is
correctable), and symlinks that don't nicely come across.
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