Help..can I use DUMP? my drive is dying - VINUM ?
listone at deathbeforedecaf.net
Sat May 31 00:12:13 PDT 2003
If you have ssh(1) installed on both machines, do something like this
dump 0f - /filesystem | ssh user at remotemachine 'gzip >
on the system to be backed up.
That should write a compressed dump to the remote machine, assuming that
* the local filesystem isn't changing (log updates etc)
* the remote system has enough diskspace
Then you can rebuild the sick machine, and when it's up & running do
ssh user at remotemachine 'gzcat filesystem.dump.gz' | restore rf -
to bring the files back. All these commands should be run as root.
I'm afraid someone else will need to help you with the vinum stuff....
----- Original Message -----
From: <keith at smmc.qld.edu.au>
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Subject: Help..can I use DUMP? my drive is dying - VINUM ?
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Help..can I use DUMP? my drive is dying - VINUM ?
> From: <keith at smmc.qld.edu.au>
> Date: Sat, May 31, 2003 1:38 pm
> To: <freebsd-question at freebsd.org>
> Hi all (second posting try)
> I have a one and only drive dying on a server (OK - to use vinum is to
> be smarter than I am). Anyways I have unsuccessfully tried to image
> drive using some util that is recommended (?) Can I dump the slices to
> remote machine, install 2 new drives follow the tute to bootstrap
> then restore the remote saved slices to the various slice/partitions?
> In a bind(4) here! anyone clue me in please?
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