move system hdd to another machine

Discussion in 'General' started by kwickcut, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. kwickcut

    kwickcut Member HowtoForge Supporter

    i have a system running using this setup great how to thanks.


    can i install this on a machine then remove the hd and install it on another machine with a different mb

    this is my problem i have this setup running on this box

    Operating system Ubuntu Linux 10.04
    Webmin version 1.570
    Kernel and CPU Linux 2.6.32-38-server on x86_64
    Processor information AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, 2 cores
    Real memory 3.0 GB total

    and i am having some troubles with the database so what i was thinking was i have an old computer if i were to build a new setup and transfer all the data from the old box to the newly built box then just swap the disk and be backup online with no issues.

    any input would be great

  2. Franz

    Franz Member

    It is linux :)

    yes you can,
    but first delete file: /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
  3. kwickcut

    kwickcut Member HowtoForge Supporter

    so delete this before moving the drive. will i have to recreate this file once the drive is installed in the new box?


  4. Franz

    Franz Member

    no this file is created automatic it link mac address of LAN card to ethernet device in linux
  5. kwickcut

    kwickcut Member HowtoForge Supporter

    thanks once again for the info


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