geli recovery

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Thu Jan 21 15:17:40 UTC 2010

2010/1/21 Alaksiej C <ac at>

> Generally, yes, "geli restore" would save you. Of course, BIOS
> firmware could take enough space to harm not only metadata, but some
> data also, but not much.
> As Ivan Voras mentioned, geli in FreeBSD8 does metadata backup
> automatically by default, so check your /var/backups/

 I think it was initialized with 7.0 or stable between 7.0 and 7.1,
/var/backup is empty.
And Ivan, do you mean i should reinit it?

Thanks for your help

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