Imaging to new system
phatbuckett at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 12:09:13 PST 2007
On Dec 30, 2007 11:47 AM, Robert Fitzpatrick <lists at webtent.net> wrote:
> > Running dump(8) and restore(8) would allow you to back up and restore
> > your system.
> > http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=dump
> > http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=restore
> > 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).
> Yes, of course, we have data backup and can restore after reinstalling
> everything, but I was looking for a complete system restore option. I'll
> look into these docs, thanks. There is no tape system, so I guess the
> only hope is if it can be dumped and restored from an NFS drive. From
> looking at the docs, it does appear this is possible, as long as the
> data in on a fs mounted by fstab?
Can be data on a mounted fs or an umounted filesystem altogether:
'files-to-dump' is either a mountpoint of a filesystem or a list of files
and directories on a single filesystem to be backed up as a subset of the
filesystem. In the former case, either the path to a mounted filesystem
or the device of an unmounted filesystem can be used. (dump(8))
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