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Date:      Sat, 30 Dec 2006 16:17:01 -0500
From:      Steve <steve@digitalbluesky.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   how to mount an already freebsd paritioned external usb drive onto a new freebsd install
Message-ID:  <6.2.1.2.0.20061230160735.0203a008@mail.digitalbluesky.net>

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Hi,

I was running FreebBSD 5.x until a few days ago at home on a little shuttle 
cube server with a celeron processor when my hard drive appeared to develop 
multiple problems and finally died.  I had a western digital external usb 
hard drive attached to the server that I used for daily backups.  So I got 
a new hard drive and installeed FreeBSD 6.1 on it.  I have plugged in the 
WD external usb drive and ran:

dmesg
camcontrol devlist

And the WD usb drive seems to recognized by the system and all is 
well.  The WD usb drive has a freebsd partition on it already.  I want to 
mount this drive so I can start to move backed up data to the new box, but 
reading through the handbook and doing a google search, I'm still not clear 
exactly how to do it.  I don't remember how I had setup the old box to 
mount the drive as I had done it almost two years ago.

If someone can tell me what to do or point me in the right direction it 
would be appreciated.  I really don't want to mess this up.



Steve Bopple
www.digitalbluesky.net 





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