When a System Dies; Getting back in operation again.

Craig Butler craig001 at lerwick.hopto.org
Fri May 1 17:21:58 UTC 2009

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On Fri, 2009-05-01 at 12:07 -0500, Martin McCormick wrote:
> Let's say we have a system that is backed up regularly and it
> vanishes in a puff of smoke one day. One can get FreeBSD
> installed on a new drive in maybe half an hour or so but we also
> need to get back to the right patch level and then we can say we
> are back where we started. If you do not have hot-swappable
> drives which we mostly do not, What is the best way to restore
> the full system?
> 	Can I use the FreeBSD installation disk in rescue mode?
> The idea would be to boot the CDROM, go in to rescue mode, mount
> the new drive which may be blank right now, and then use restore
> based on the last dump of the system we are trying to revive.
> 	Thanks.
> Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK 
> Systems Engineer
> OSU Information Technology Department Telecommunications Services Group
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