Disk Copy Software
Mike.Jeays at rogers.com
Thu Feb 3 19:52:22 PST 2005
On Thu, 2005-02-03 at 21:45, Donald L Swoboda wrote:
> Is there a Disk To Disk copy software available that can be used to copy/backup a disk that has FreeBSD operating system installed. I would like to copy my existing disk to another disk as a backup.
> Don Swoboda
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The command "dd" will copy an entire disk byte for byte. No
sophistication, no handling disks of different sizes, no glamour at
all. Don't copy a filesystem that is open for write and expect clean
results. You could try running it from a live CD system such as
There is also g4u, which stands for 'Ghost for Unix", which does some of
the same things as Norton Ghost.
Then there are well-tested tools such as dump and restore, tar, cpio.
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