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Re: Replace HDD

You have the right idea, but you might want to add step 1.5:

1.5  verify backup data is correct.  Even if you think the disk will
survive a little longer, checking the backup for correctness is the
right thing to do.

--STeve Andre'

At 12:46 PM 8/22/01 -0700, liam wrote:
Before I go ahead and cause myself endless head aches, I thought I'd
just check:

I need to replace a failing HDD.

1) backup data
2) shutdown system
3) replace drive
4) restart system
5)# disklabel -w /dev/rsd1
     I'm pretty sure the controller will report properly
6)# newfs
7) edit fstab
     /dev/sd1a /devel ffs rw 1 2

8)# mount /dev/sd1a /devel
9) restore data from backup

that should be it. Right?

William C. Allen
"It may be that your sole purpose in life is to
serve as a warning to others"
At least I have a purpose!