@KarstenV Hello again.
No worries on maintaining your existing appliance id if you move the system disk over.
The licence for rockstor-core code is all GPLv2: the subscription is not license based, it’s intended as a mutual support system to assist with Rockstor’s sustainability.
The appliance id is generated during install and keys from the motherboard so that a re-install, on the same motherboard, doesn’t (normally) carry the inconvenience of having to email to get your activation code transferred (our currently admittedly arcane method for arranging this).
As it goes my current priority ‘behind the scenes’ project is in building a self service web app to facilitate this exact thing, ie to manage one’s own appliance id changes where and when they happen. As sometimes, like in your case were you to re-install on the new motherboard, or in the case of known non unique product uuids built into some motherboards, it is inevitable that an appliance id will necessarily change on re-install. The plan is, one will be able to login and edit ones own appliance ids. I’m hoping also to in time add some other nice to have ‘value add’ features such as cloud backup of config etc to this same system but I have to write it first. Hence the recent slow down in rockstor-core. I’ll get there in time and can then focus back on core development. It should all work out for the best all around as we inconvenience less those helping to sustain our efforts and gain more time from less spend on maintaining appliance id transfers on an individual basis. It was always the plan but has just taken far longer than we had intended to get around to it: probably my fault for not stepping up to the task earlier. But it’s still a lot of up front time that is impacting on the prior course of events.
Hope that answers your question and that your drive transfer goes smoothly.
Incidentally, once this system exists would you be interested in alpha / beta testing it? Also any ideas on what people might find useful in the pending ‘Appliance Manager’ web app would be appreciated.