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I have a FreeBSD 4.2 machine which I'm planning to upgrade to the latest version in addition to upgrading the hardware.

I'm thinking of basically taking the existing (working) machine, using Ghost to snag image snapshots of all its partitions, then expanding these onto a new hard drive on a new machine.

I then plan to resize the partitions to take advantage of the bigger hard drive.  

Assuming that works, I will then recompile the custom kernel and then do an upgrade across-the-wire from the FreeBSD site.

Can a FreeBSD guru please critique these steps?  Is this gonna work?  I'm still a FreeBSD newbie so many details would be appreciated.  
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This is actually a smart move, Ghost the drive.. and keep the production machine up! Then if anything does go wrong you can always come back and Ghost again..

I haven't done this w/ FreeBSD any version.. but I have used Ghost w/ most all versions of Linux. Ghost seems to be very picky with the ext3 file system.

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