Cloning to different disks.
gpeel at thenetnow.com
Wed Jul 1 19:49:06 UTC 2009
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 OK...ie. should not see
any fstab problems?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Manolis Kiagias" <sonicy at otenet.gr>
To: "Grant Peel" <gpeel at thenetnow.com>
Cc: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
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
>> 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,
>> 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,
> Done that and it works. Don't forget also to install the boot blocks.
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