[CentOS] Moving hard drives

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 23:20:43 UTC 2010


On Mon, 2010-03-01 at 14:27 -0800, Slack-Moehrle wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> I have a server that is running nicely, except I have hit the maximum RAM (4gb) and I wish to add more.
> 
> It is an ASUS board, AMD X64 dual core, nvidia nic.
> 
> What I want going to move to is a dell board, Intel Pentium M dual code, which supports 8gb of RAM.
Truth be known the Asus board is faster even with the less ram.  Are you sure the Asus board only supports 4GB and not 8GB?
> Can I just unplug the HD and move it to the new server and boot it up?

Gee I wish it were that easy. It's not MS Windows.
Kernel Panic Not Syncing!!!!
Hit Control-D for Maintenance
# mkinitrd
You may need the first install disc to boot "linux rescue"
It's not just as easy as another posted stated I promise. It can be
literal hell. Only about %30 of systems will JUST BOOT.  Those systems
are the ones that contain "LIKE" Board Components
Before hand I would DD the disk drive number one priority so if
something does go wrong you have a image backup.

> I assume that the NIC will need to be re-setup, but what other issues would there be?
> 
> I am not running X at all. Doing apache, zimbra, mysql.
How many users? Connections to it?

John



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