Using FreeBSD to migrate Windows XP?
john at starfire.mn.org
Tue Feb 8 09:04:02 PST 2005
On Tue, Feb 08, 2005 at 11:23:12AM -0500, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> John <john at starfire.mn.org> writes:
> > Dump cannot work on anthing other than UFS filesystems. Dump
> > actually separately interprets the filesystem structure. Consider, for
> > example, that dump works perfectly well on unmounted filesystems.
> > Dump is DRAMATICALLY different in its operation than tar, cpio, etc.
> > Since tar and others use the filesystem code, they don't care
> > what the underlying structure might be, BUT, they are also incapable
> > of collecting "foreign" information like SIDs and ACLs.
> This is one of the advantages of the new "BSD tar" (which is the
> standard tar on FreeBSD 5.3); it can pick up some of the extended
True, but I think it is still a LONG WAYS from being able to back
up and restore an NT Filesystem. We don't really write to NT
filesystems at all, in the general case.
john at starfire.MN.ORG
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