Copying system/ports configuration?

Dr. Jennifer Nussbaum bg271828 at
Tue Dec 16 17:26:07 UTC 2008

--- On Tue, 12/16/08, Greg Larkin <glarkin at> wrote:

> From: Greg Larkin <glarkin at>
> Subject: Re: Copying system/ports configuration?
> To: bg271828 at
> Cc: freebsd-questions at
> Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 8:41 AM
> Hash: SHA1
> Dr. Jennifer Nussbaum wrote:
> > 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?
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > 
> > Jen
> > 
> Hi Jen,
> I am assuming that you are using VMware, but if that's
> not the case,
> please respond to the thread.

No, im using VirtualBox. I had tried VMware but foundit much harder to use.

I dont quickly see a free tool to do this. Maybe its easier to do this from scratch....



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