Move hard drive

Darryl Hoar darryl at
Fri Jun 9 18:53:31 UTC 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Kinsey [mailto:kdk at]
> Sent: Friday, June 09, 2006 1:29 PM
> To: darryl at
> Cc: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Re: Move hard drive
> Darryl Hoar wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > I am running FreeBSD 6.0 - release on a box.  I have setup several
> > applications, etc.  I did this on computer A.   Computer B is a 
> > production machine and didn't want it offline while I figured out
> > all the niggly bits.   Can I take the SCSI disk from A and put in
> > in B ?   I did not customize the kernel.
> > 
> In addition to what Jerry mentioned, make sure that the
> /etc/fstab file is set up properly for the new machine;
> alternatively, make sure the drive is in the same logical
> location in the new machine (e.g., da0 on one should be
> da0 on the other).
> Otherwise, you end up in single user, or not booting
> at all.
> Kevin Kinsey
what if the systems use different NIC's ?  (one has integrated NIC on mobo,
the other has an add-in card.


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