misc/86388: periodic(8) daily should backup bsdlabel(8) /
fdisk(8) disk labels
glebius at FreeBSD.org
Wed Sep 21 08:00:40 PDT 2005
The following reply was made to PR bin/86388; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Gleb Smirnoff <glebius at FreeBSD.org>
To: Maxim Konovalov <maxim at macomnet.ru>
Cc: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: misc/86388: periodic(8) daily should backup bsdlabel(8) / fdisk(8) disk labels
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 18:53:58 +0400
On Wed, Sep 21, 2005 at 06:20:24PM +0400, Maxim Konovalov wrote:
M> > I would argue that storing bsdlabel(8), fdisk(8) or other storage
M> > configuration information on the storage itself is the best idea.
M> The submitter said:
M> % This is exceptionally useful in the event that you need to recover
M> % your system from an offsite storage tape backup to another facility
M> % on new (identical) hardware.
M> Personally I'm always trying to create a copy of fdisk/disklabel and
M> backup them when install new machine but it is very easy to forget
M> about that procedure when you add a disk or change its layout. I
M> helped to other people to repair their disklabels several times
M> already and from time to time see this question in FreeBSD maillists.
M> There are several tools for partitions/slices restore in ports. Even
M> one is under src/. Believe me, this information saves a lot of man
M> hours and nerve and Net|OpenBSD have this functionality for a reason.
I know. I always save it, but outside the storage in question.
Totus tuus, Glebius.
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