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I'm planning to move a hard drive from one server machine to another. The hard drive is an IDE drive. The motherboards are different, as are the memory and such. In this instance, graphics isn't a problem because this is just Ubuntu Server.

Are there any precautions I should take, or steps I can do beforehand, in order to make this go as smoothly as possible? I've of course already backed up /home directories and configurations in /etc and /var.

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    Is it part of an array, hardware or otherwise? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Sep 3 '12 at 1:59
  • That's an excellent consideration, moving a drive or an array. – Colin Dean Sep 4 '12 at 2:13
  • In my case, it is not a part of an array. – Colin Dean Sep 4 '12 at 2:14
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I went through with the migration a little sooner than planned because of external factors.

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  • udev configuration of networking devices caused problems. I removed it and let it automatically reconfigure. I believe I moved from a Broadcom NIC to an Intel NIC.

That was it! It was as simple as plug-and-play, in my case. I'm more than 24 hours into the switch and I've detected no errors.

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