You may recall my request for feedback on replacing a 1.05GB system disk with a 2.1GB
Following responses from various people, I've just completed what I believe to be a
I had a full complement of SCSI devices, but elected to temporarily replace an
existing drive (sd1) with my new disk whilst files were transferred from sd0.
Having moved files/directories I knew I'd need from sd1, I modified /etc/fstab to
exclude sd1, and shut the system down. I then installed the 2.1GB disk as sd1 and
rebooted. I used format to define the disk partitions and then newfs'd them. I then
mounted each new partition (using /part1a and /part1g mount points in /).
The file transfer from old disk to new was easy: (using sd0a as the example)
dump 0f - /dev/rsd0a | restore rf -
The / and /usr partitions were moved across.
The only tricky part came in trying to install bootstrap information to the drive.
The normal installboot command goes something like:
installboot -vlt /boot bootsd /dev/rsd1a
This failed (since I was working across disks) and was corrected by:
installboot -vlt /part1a/boot bootsd /dev/rsd1a
/etc/fstab was editied to reflect the new file systems.
I also took the opportunity to move the /home partition from /dev/sd0h onto another
disk, /dev/sd1c. Fortunately, I had an almost empty disk to use as a temporary
repository for the files off the /home partition.
All-in-all, a very successful afternoon's work.
BUT!! It would not have been so easy had it not been for the invaluable contributions
of the following people, particularly Ingolf Markhof. If I have missed anyone out, I
apologise....these are the messages I received directly.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert Bonomi)
Peter Koch - DA Gesmann <email@example.com>
Andrew Arensburger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ingolf Markhof <email@example.com>
Carl Mueller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Again, many thanks!!
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