how to do a live migration of a freebsd box to another box with rsync

Bertram Scharpf lists at
Mon Jul 6 01:25:17 UTC 2009


Am Sonntag, 05. Jul 2009, 18:18:03 +0200 schrieb insrc:
> - as the UFS write support is still experimental in the Linux kernel, it
> seems that i've to use a BSD liveCD but i can't find one :-/ I heard about
> frenzy ( ) but the homepage says that the project
> is no longer maintained !

There is a livefs with the original ISO images:

I further found DesktopBSD but I didn't try that.

I strongly recommend that you build yourself an USB stick.
Here's what you need to do:

I went forth, chrooted into the stick and installed Vim, some
diagnose/repair tools and an XFCE. I even managed to install Grub
and let the user switch the boot process back to the hard disk.
Further, I made a second partition named "transfer" formatted with
FAT so that I can write some data from a Windows to it.

I look enviously at the Grml project and I find it a great pity
that there is no BSD equivalent.


Bertram Scharpf
Stuttgart, Deutschland/Germany

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