July 15th, 2003, 20:08
I have a file server currently running Debian. The hard drive with all my files is formated using ReiserFs. I am configuring a OpenBSD server that I want to add this hd to. How can I do this. ANY ideas?

July 15th, 2003, 22:24
OpenBSD doesn't support ReiserFS, so you can't put the drive in the OpenBSD server and mount it.

Does the OpenBSD server currently have enough space to store your files? If so, make a tarball and scp it over. Add the disk, disklabel, newfs, mount, and untar the data onto it.

If the OpenBSD server cannot currently hold all the data then you need to find someplace to store the data while you add the drive to the OpenBSD server. CD's, tapes, other servers... do you have any of these options?

It's always a good idea to back up your data anyways, so if you don't now have a method to store the data off the disk, then get one. Otherwise, the data isn't that important so you might as well lose it.