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Old 28th October 2009
carpman carpman is offline
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Default move install to new server larger hard drive (raid system)

Hello, ok i have read all the guides for moving cloning an install but none seem be straight forward fro my needs.

I have live server that needs more space, a reinstall is not feasble so some way of cloning drive would be best. The issue is that the server is running raid 5 over 3 disks so the method of just plugging in new drive is a no go.

All partitions will remain the same size except for /home which get the additional space.

As far as i understand it none of the drive clone software, ghost, clonezilla support freebsd!

I was thinking of taking an identical server with bigger drives and doing basic install so partitons are created and bootloader installed and then use livecd to rsync old server data over to new server.

Would this work or is there better way?

Like i said plugging in new drives will not work as it is raid system, though could add a external usb drive to store images that could maybe be created with DD.

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