Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Mar 1 22:26:13 UTC 2007

Norberto Meijome <freebsd at> writes:

> On Thu, 1 Mar 2007 19:22:32 +0100 (CET)
> Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at> wrote:
>> backup+restore will be defrag
> you mean : backup, format, (reinstall if needed, depending on method of backup)
> and restore - or simply restore on top (if you backed up everything and can
> access your drive offline).
> simply overwriting the existing files won't change anything, would it? You'd
> need a clean slate to do a defrag this way...

Right.  That's what the "-r" flag to restore(8) is for.

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