system cloning

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Sat Jun 11 01:27:50 GMT 2005

Philip Hallstrom wrote:

> Not that I do this a lot, but I think you'll run into problems using 
> tar, cp, and rsync when it comes to various special files or files with 
> holes in them (sparse files).  

rsync should work just fine in archive mode (not sure what u mean by 
sparse files though)
rsync -a

>I've always read that dump/restore is the 
> safest way to do something like this.

agreed - should be part of your daily chores anyway (dump I mean) ;)


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