Move hard drive

Mikhail Goriachev mikhailg at
Sat Jun 10 00:56:02 UTC 2006

Darryl Hoar wrote:
>> -----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
> <snip>
> what if the systems use different NIC's ?  (one has integrated NIC on mobo,
> the other has an add-in card.

You'd have to change all your references to another host NIC in rc.conf,
pf.conf, etc. Sort of like:

<ifconfig_vr0=... (computer A NIC vr0)
>ifconfig_rl0=... (computer B NIC rl0)


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