On Fri, 07 Oct 2011, jeffry killen wrote: > Hello; > I have a hard drive that contains the /var file system in a system that > will not boot. > In single user mode I can mount /var. > > I want to take this disk and put it in another FreeBSD system and > try to copy the files I need off of it to a safe place. > > The system I will plug it into will also have a separate disk with > /var. > > Is there going to be a conflict with the labels and how would I > best go about this? > > system is FreeBSD v6.2 > > Thank you in advance for guidance, suggestions.
It shouldn't be a problem. If you stick the "broken" drive in a new system it will show up as a new device to the 2nd system. You will then manually mount the 1st system via the device node to wherever you want. It will not auto-mount that to /var . So, for example your 2nd system has /dev/ad4s1 as its main disk. When you plig the 2nd disk (from the old box) it will show up as /dev/ad5s1 or similar. YOu would then just mount the /var/ slice to wherever you want. For example: mount /dev/ad5sa6 /mnt/oldvar or similar. Please note that your device nodes and slice numbers will most likely be different. Henrik -- Henrik Hudson li...@rhavenn.net ----------------------------------------- "God, root, what is difference?" Pitr; UF _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"