What about simply using tar to backup the directories on the old drives, and extracting the contents to the new drives. Then you should just have to worry about moving the boot loader, which you can probably use dd for (just read/write the first 512 bytes I think it is). If all you want to keep is the data though, I'd just start over backing up just the data you want to keep in a tarball....that's what I normally do.
--Brian On Sat, 03 Jul 2004 19:27:11 -0400, Marty Landman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I'm thinking of replacing the 1 GB and 2 GB hard drives on my FBSD 4.8 > machine with 4 GB and 6 GB hd's that have become available. Is there a way > to do this which will be worth the trouble? Considering the FBSD box isn't > highly configured or busy right now is it better to just start from scratch? > > The box is networked and there is lots of spare hd space on other network > hd's, so I could easily transfer the data over before swapping out the > current drives. > > Marty Landman, Face 2 Interface Inc. 845-679-9387 > Search & Sort Easily: http://face2interface.com/Products/FormATable.shtml > Web Installed Formmail: http://face2interface.com/formINSTal > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"