dd on samba
alejandro at varnet.biz
Mon Mar 14 14:52:30 PST 2005
On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 13:34:17 +0000
Pietro Cerutti <pietro.cerutti at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 13:27:19 +0000, Pietro Cerutti
> <pietro.cerutti at gmail.com> wrote:
> > dd and dump won't work (they won't put the data on a directory).
> Maybe I solved it, by making
> # dd if=/dev/ad0 of=/mnt/some_file.dd bs=2m
> But how is goint to be to restore the whole filesystem?
> Pietro "Piter" Cerutti
> <pietro.cerutti at gmail.com>
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I have free space between two slices to I tried to do the same as you.
When you have the image of a slice generated by 'dd', it contains its
partitions and filesystems. First you may want to make that slice image
(file) to appear in '/dev', so you can manipulate its partitions. This
is done (in FreeBSD 5.X, if you use 4.X use'vnconfig', there are
examples in the Handbook) like with a CD-ROM ISO image (see the
mdconfig -a -t vnode -f <file> -u <n>
It will appear in '/dev' as 'md<n>', with its partitions, like the
So you can mount them, dump them, etc., like with a slice (in fact,
it is an image of a slice).
When you end what you want to do with it, do (after unmounting the
mdconfig -d -u <n>
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