Backup with dd?

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Tue Jan 4 09:37:53 PST 2005

Garance A Drosihn wrote:

> This assumes you're running 5.3-stable or 6.x-current.  I am not
> sure how well snapshots would work on 4.x-stable.

Not at all, unfortunately.  snapshots are a UFS2 feature only available
in 5.x or above.

However, sys-admins have been making backups without the benefit of
snapshots for decades: usually if you can arrange for anything that uses
the partition to be quiescent or turned off while the backup is being
run, you should succeed.



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