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Transfer config, pool, iocage jail, ecc to new system

bermau

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Hi,
I'm not an expert, but I've a freenas box since 2017.
I purchased new hardware (motherboard, cpu, ram) and I would like to transfer my entire system to new PC (config, pool, iocage jail, ecc)
Can someone show me the exact steps to follow?
Thank you very mutch

MB.
 

sretalla

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Shut down old/existing system.

Transfer drives to new system (including boot drive... contains your config).

Edit BIOS to boot the correct device.

Boot.

Enjoy new hardware.
 

bermau

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That's all? easy! :)

I thought I read in some threads (but maybe I'm wrong) that restoring the backup configuration did not restore the jails.
ok, I'll try tonight.

thanx for reply.
 

sretalla

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That's all?
Yup.

I thought I read in some threads (but maybe I'm wrong) that restoring the backup configuration did not restore the jails.
Not exactly... it would depend on a number of factors about how you did the move, but in your case a straight transfer of all drives will result in a complete working system as it was on the original.

This is one of the best/most compelling features about using FreeNAS... Hardware replacement is a breeze.
 

bermau

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Yup.


Not exactly... it would depend on a number of factors about how you did the move, but in your case a straight transfer of all drives will result in a complete working system as it was on the original.


This is one of the best/most compelling features about using FreeNAS... Hardware replacement is a breeze.
I love freenas, can't stay without it :)
 

sretalla

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One small point I didn't check (but assumed you have under control)... the hardware must all be supported for it to work on FreeNAS... naturally.

If that's the case, you'll be a happy camper with a new box in no-time.
 

Newfoundland.Republic

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Would your NIC config have to reviewed?
 

sretalla

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NIC is a consideration if the new board has one which uses a different driver. For example the original NIC may be igb1 and the new board might be em1. A simple update in the jail or VM settings would be enough to sort that out. If you have kept defaults nothing else should be an issue.
 
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