On Tue, 9 Mar 2004 07:32:44 +0200
"Eric Yellin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> I have a RedHat 7.3 machine that I had to bring down do to security
> problems. I have it off production to re-install and am considering
> to migrate to FreeBSD.
> Now here's my problem. I have a RAID 5 setup with RedHat partitions
> + 1 partition I called "web" that is currently holding all the data.
> It is ext3 fs. I can delete all existing partitions except for "web"
> and repartition the disk for FreeBSD, however the ext3 will remain
> and I fear problems or loss of data. Most critical data is backed
> up, however I don't want to erase the partition unless I have no
> choice. It's a 100GB partition and since my server is down it is not
> connected to a backup system. So, can I keep this ext3 partition
> when using FreeBSD? Is it a bad idea to do this? Also are there
> other considerations I need to take into account when migrating? I
> understand of course that FreeBSD is not Linux and that I will have
> to setup all services and apps accordingly.

You can read ext3, but not write to it in FreeBSD.
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