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

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Sat Dec 6 18:45:48 PST 2008

>>> 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?

i don't know how gjournal works but geom data is always at last sector of 

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