jnatola at familycareintl.org
Tue Nov 22 15:17:53 GMT 2005
As you all can tell by now I'm new to this, and I'm avidly reading through
my AbsoluteBsd book.
I don't really save any data to the BSD box just logs, I use it for scanning
email (Exim, ClamAV, SA)
My goal is to backup the file/files/partitions so that if the box blew up ,
I can just grab a new box install bsd , then restore it.
From: Jerry McAllister [mailto:jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2005 10:08 AM
To: Jean-Paul Natola
Cc: questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: Dump Help
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to utilize dump to copy the entire disc to a network drive , so
> that in the event of hardware failure I can just restore to a new machine
> Here's the output of df
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
> /dev/ad0s1a 248M 35M 193M 15% /
> devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev
> /dev/ad0s1e 248M 12K 228M 0% /tmp
> /dev/ad0s1f 4.9G 651M 3.8G 14% /usr
> /dev/ad0s1d 248M 59M 169M 26% /var
> devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /var/named/dev
> total 5.6G 745M 4.4G 14%
> here's the command I ran
> dump / -0aL -f /usr/home/H/bsd_bkp/1116 /
> it runs well it says dump complete
> but my file only turns out to be 37,314,560 bytes
> what am I missing , Ideally I would like ( I think I would at least) the
> WHOLE disk to be backed up....
The dump utility backs up by file system, not by drive.
You told it to back up the '/' file system and it apparently did.
(That was that final '/' in your command line. I don't think
the first '/' belongs there unless it is something odd that I
have been missing - so I think the command should read:
dump -0aLf /usr/home/H/bsd_bkp/1116 /
that is if '/usr/home/H/bsd_bkp/1116' is really the correct
place to write the dump file)_
You then may also want to run dump for /usr and /var. That would
get the rest of the drive that is meaningful.
You probably don't want to bother with /tmp though you could.
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