Disaster recovery.

Grant Peel gpeel at thenetnow.com
Fri Oct 6 09:28:55 PDT 2006

Is it possible to boot the machine using a 'live' freebsd silesystem via cd? 
Then setup the /mnt , setup the new filesystems, then use restore to briung 
the real data to the disk?

I guess my question really should have been, if you install a new disk, or 
re newfs a disk, how do you start the machine, a freebsd boot disk?
(without installing freebsd to the machine that the restore are going to 
overwrite anyway!).


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter A. Giessel" <pgiessel at mac.com>
To: "Grant Peel" <gpeel at thenetnow.com>
Cc: "freeBSD" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: Disaster recovery.

> On 2006/10/06 5:34, Grant Peel seems to have typed:
>> so the question is ... if I have the dumps on one machine, and I just
>> installed a new hard drive on another, in a nutshell, what are the steps 
>> to
>> restore the failed server. Can I use the FreeBSD 'live' filesystem? Is 
>> ther
>> a step by step (that I have not found) in the handbook somewhere?
> Honestly, the man pages are your friend in these situations, especially
> the restore man page:
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=restore&apropos=0&sektion=0&manpath=FreeBSD+6.1-RELEASE&format=html
> See the "-r" flag especially, which includes a brief example.  If you
> are restoring from another machine, things get a bit more interesting
> though, which is why I always like to keep around a Freesbie disk.
> http://www.freesbie.org/
> Its nice to have a full OS on a CD available for use.

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