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Date:      Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:15:53 +0100
From:      Mike Clarke <jmc-freebsd2@milibyte.co.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Baho Utot <baho-utot@columbus.rr.com>
Subject:   Re: Desktop reconfig
Message-ID:  <20160411091553.329a0231@curlew.lan>
In-Reply-To: <570B4FF8.4030906@FreeBSD.org>
References:  <5709129B.8070508@columbus.rr.com> <570B4FF8.4030906@FreeBSD.org>

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On Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:19:20 +0100
Matthew Seaman <matthew@FreeBSD.org> wrote:

> Yes, this should work fine, but you'll need to be careful that you don't
> accidentally overwrite the wrong drive from the installer.  Depending on
> the details of your hardware it's entirely possible that the new drives
> you add for ZFS could end up as ada0, ada1, ... with your previous
> drives as ada4 and ada5.  Taking out the original ada1 while doing the
> initial install would be a simple way of avoiding that.  ZFS should
> continue to work just fine as you shuffle the disks around.

But. before making the change, it would be advisable to change over to
using disk labels rather than /dev/ada* in /etc/fstab for the UFS
filesystems. This would avoid any problems if the drives come back up
with different device names.
 
-- 
Mike Clarke



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