Moving existing FreeBSD system to a new harddisk...

Amarendra Godbole amarendra.godbole at
Thu Apr 19 02:21:28 UTC 2007

On 4/19/07, Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at> wrote:
> Let's assume the old disk is ad0 and the new one is ad1 and MS
> occupies the first slice (called primary partition) of each disk.
> So, FreeBSD then is currently in /dev/ad0s2 and you want to put
> it in /dev/ad1s2.

Thanks all for the replies. It has given me enough confidence to try
swapping disks. I will post my findings once I move over to the new


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