Replacing a failing HD

Bob Ababurko ababurko at
Tue Oct 4 19:21:33 PDT 2005

Charlie Schluting wrote:
> So, clearly dd'ing the drive to another drive won't work.
> How can I replicate the boot block and partition table from my
> existing drive onto a new one in freebsd?
> In solaris, I'd use prtvtoc | fmthard, then dd...
> Thanks :)
> -Charlie
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I have used dd to image a drive many times before in freebsd.  It works 
like a champion and will boot up just fine.  I may have misunderstood 
your mail but if not then it will work.


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