Cloning to different disks.

Grant Peel gpeel at
Wed Jul 1 19:49:06 UTC 2009

Thanks Sir!

What is the easiest way to make sure the new disk is bootable.

Also, it just occured to me....we have a few different versions of SCSI 
drives SCSI-2 SAS etc.

Can I assume the the da driver will handle all these should not see 
any fstab problems?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Manolis Kiagias" <sonicy at>
To: "Grant Peel" <gpeel at>
Cc: <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 3:40 PM
Subject: Re: Cloning to different disks.

> Grant Peel wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have serveral machines that are running different versions of FreeBSD.
>> Each machine only has 1 hard disk, but they all have a CD ROM and USB 
>> available.
>> I have built a pristine system with all packages and ports installed that 
>> I need.
>> I am now wanting to clone this to all the machines. The dificulty being 
>> that they all have various Disk sizes and interfaces (i.e. SCSI 3, SAS, 
>> etc).
>> I am wondering how everyone else might handle this situation. BTW, The 
>> new build uses a standard Generic kernel, i386 build.
>> I was thinking of:
>> Booting with a live CD, refdisking, labeling, then using dumps from 
>> memory stick.
>> Comments please,
>> -Grant
> Done that and it works. Don't forget also to install  the boot blocks.
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