Backup complete gmirror/gstripe/gjournal drives, how-to?

Doug Poland doug at
Sat Dec 6 18:37:09 PST 2008

Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> periodic backups on this machine, but I suspect that the 
>> gmirror/gstripe/gjournal information is not being backed up.
>> If my assumption is correct, how can I perform a "one-time" backup 
>> such that I could do a bare-metal restore?  The essence of the 
>> question being I want to
> assuming you do gmirror first and then gstripe of gmirror then
> use dd to read last sectors of each disk drive and each gmirror device.
> and backup disklabels
Thanks for the suggestion.  I did, in fact, create a gstripe of two 
gmirrors.  If you don't mind me asking, how would one use the dd output 
you described above to restore those data?  Would it include the 
gjournal metadata as well?


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