ulrich at pukruppa.net
Fri Oct 6 09:48:16 PDT 2006
On Fri, 6 Oct 2006, Grant Peel wrote:
> Is it possible to boot the machine using a 'live' freebsd silesystem via cd?
> Then setup the /mnt , setup the new filesystems, then use restore to briung
> the real data to the disk?
> I guess my question really should have been, if you install a new disk, or re
> newfs a disk, how do you start the machine, a freebsd boot disk?
> (without installing freebsd to the machine that the restore are going to
> overwrite anyway!).
I am afraid you really have to describe your situation more
>From what I gather you seem to have a broken server and want to
rescue some files from it to a freshly setup one.
If this is the case, I would take a screw driver, fetch the hard
disk from the old box, plug it into the new one and mount it
somewhere on your new filesystem.
Or I got it all wrong, in this case please do excuse my
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter A. Giessel" <pgiessel at mac.com>
> To: "Grant Peel" <gpeel at thenetnow.com>
> Cc: "freeBSD" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 11:47 AM
> Subject: Re: Disaster recovery.
>> On 2006/10/06 5:34, Grant Peel seems to have typed:
>>> so the question is ... if I have the dumps on one machine, and I just
>>> installed a new hard drive on another, in a nutshell, what are the steps
>>> restore the failed server. Can I use the FreeBSD 'live' filesystem? Is
>>> a step by step (that I have not found) in the handbook somewhere?
>> Honestly, the man pages are your friend in these situations, especially
>> the restore man page:
>> See the "-r" flag especially, which includes a brief example. If you
>> are restoring from another machine, things get a bit more interesting
>> though, which is why I always like to keep around a Freesbie disk.
>> Its nice to have a full OS on a CD available for use.
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