Posted on 2002-05-09
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.