SUMMARY 2: Moving disks between machines

From: Dave Weis <>
Date: Thu Feb 28 2002 - 12:56:38 EST
I had asked about this in January and finally got my rackmount kit for the
450, so I tried it this morning. It worked just fine, except for Disk
Suite complaining about a missing drive. The second of my mirrored drives
moved from t8 to t1, so I had to remove them from the metadb, reboot,
metareplace them, and readd them to the metadb. I did boot with -r and it
went fine. The 250 had a raptor gfx card that also made the move, the X
server was happy with it's location. The only thing that came out wrong is
that the tape drive switched locations, so I have rmt/0 that doesn't work,
and my dds-3 drive moved to rmt/1.

Thanks again for the help.


On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Dave Weis wrote:
> Many thanks to the following people:
> Heilke, Rainer
> Bill Voight
> Briscoe, Kris
> Caparroso, Nelson
> Jonathan A. Zdziar
> Jonas Blberg
> Andrew_Rotramel
> There wasn't a complete consensus, but almost everyone agreed that I could
> work. I looked at the physical path for disk 0 on both machines and they
> were the same. In addition, the bootblk for both machines seemed to be the
> same file. 
> I won't be able to try it until I get my E450 rackmount kit, but I'm
> confident that it will work.
> Thanks for the help!
> dave
> On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, Dave Weis wrote:
> > I have an E250 with two internal drives that I would like to replace with
> > an E450. Would everything work correctly to pull the drives, put them in
> > the E450, boot from cdrom, and then run installboot again? What would the
> > correct installboot incantation be for something like that?

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