Copying system/ports configuration?

Dr. Jennifer Nussbaum bg271828 at
Tue Dec 16 15:03:10 UTC 2008

I have a FreeBSD 7.0 system that im using in production. I want to create a FreeBSD virtual machine, to use as a testbed for this production box.

The last time i did this it took a lot of time to get the VM set up--installing all the right ports, getting the database configuration right, etc.

Are there any shortcuts for this, e.g. a way i can automatically install the same ports on the new "machine"? I didnt see anything in the handbook or FAQ about this, but id think that people need to do this all the time. Any other advice for mirroring the system?




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