Imaging to new system

Darren Spruell phatbuckett at
Sun Dec 30 10:10:34 PST 2007

On Dec 30, 2007 10:54 AM, Robert Fitzpatrick <lists at> wrote:
> I have a server running 5.4-RELEASE using RAID-5 on an Intel RAID
> controller that I need to move to faster RAID. Is it possible to image
> or some other way to save the current install and restore after setting
> up the RAID or should I just plan to reinstall everything?

Running dump(8) and restore(8) would allow you to back up and restore
your system.

This is typically used with tape, although you can dump to disk as well.

If your data/system is critical, you ought to already have some backup
strategy you could restore the system from to your new RAID. If not,
you might put one in place (RAID != backups).

Darren Spruell
phatbuckett at

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