glabel clarification

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Mon Oct 19 16:12:55 UTC 2009

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 10:58 AM, PJ <af.gourmet at> wrote:

> Actually, I have been trying to clone a disk and then install the disk
> in another machine or same clone in several machines. That's why I
> thought that once the clone is make it would boot on any machine. This
> in presuming that each clone is identical including the fstab file; I
> understood that this would allow immediate bootup regardless of what the
> disk may be ad4, ad1, ad12 or whatever. This would permit changing the
> necessary configurations of samba, network, etc. Now I see that it
> doesn't work that way. I can still clone the disk but then just have to
> find what disk is the clone.

Are all the systems identical?  If so, make sure cabling is identical as
well then gmirror clone would work as well.

Also my understanding of glabel is different than mentioned above.  As long
as fstab mounts the glabel location eg /dev/ufs/<label> it should be
portable across systems since that info is stored as meta data on the drive.

What does your fstab look like?

Adam Vande More

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